Australian Open day seven wrap: Women’s stars dumped out in Melbourne
The Australian Open women’s draw lost its two biggest names on Sunday as Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff fell within half an hour of each other.
Swiatek was beaten by Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina while Gauff lost to Jelena Ostapenko. Third seed Jessica Pegula, now the highest seed left, continued to look strong in a 7-5 6-2 win over Barbora Krejcikova.
Stefanos Tsitsipas survived a five-set battle with Jannik Sinner, while Jiri Lehecka upset Felix Auger-Aliassime and Sebastian Korda saw off Hubert Hurkacz.
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With Elena Rybakina defeating No. 1 seed Iga Swiatek today, this year's #AusOpen will be the first Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era where the Top 2 seeds in both the men's and women's singles draws have lost prior to the quarterfinals.
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British interest in singles may have ended but several players are still going strong in doubles. Neal Skupski, with Dutch partner Wesley Koolhof, and Joe Salisbury and American Rajeev Ram are through to the third round in men’s doubles while Jamie Murray and American Taylor Townsend are into the mixed quarter-finals.
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Wheelchair tennis great Shingo Kunieda, winner of 50 grand-slam titles, including a record 28 in singles, is calling it a day.
Women: Iga Swiatek (1), Coco Gauff (7), Barbora Krejcikova (20).
Men: Felix Auger-Aliassime (6), Hubert Hurkacz (10), Yoshihito Nishioka (31).
Australian Open day seven results
Collated results from Day 7 of the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament at Melbourne Park on Sunday:
Karen Khachanov (RUS x18) bt Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN x31) 6-0, 6-0, 7-6 (7/4)
Sebastian Korda (USA x29) bt Hubert Hurkacz (POL x10) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (10/7)
Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE x3) bt Jannik Sinner (ITA x15) 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3
Jiri Lehecka (CZE) bt Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN x6) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/3)
Elena Rybakina (KAZ x22) bt Iga Swiatek (POL x1) 6-4, 6-4
Jelena Ostapenko (LAT x17) bt Coco Gauff (USA x7) 7-5, 6-3
Jessica Pegula (USA x3) bt Barbora Krejcikova (CZE x20) 7-5, 6-2
Victoria Azarenka (BLR x24) bt Zhu Lin (CHN) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
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