Australian Open, Day 9: Tsitsipas to meet Nadal in semis, Kvitova to face Collins

Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Roberto Baustista Agut in the quarterfinals to set up a semifinal clash with Rafael Nadal, who beat Frances Tiafoe on Tuesday.

Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates after his Australian Open quarterfinal win against Roberto Bautista-Agut.   -  getty images

Welcome to Sportstar's live blog of the Australian Open 2019. Follow the updates and results of day nine's quarterfinal action.

 

  • Nadal is through to the semifinals with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win against Tiafoe.
     
  • Nadal has taken the second set 6-4 and is inching closer to a place in the semis. He is up 4-2 in the third set.


     
  • Rafael Nadal has taken the first set 6-3 against Frances Tiafoe and is up 4-3 in the second set. Another straight sets win for the Spaniard or can the American fight back?
     
  • Petra Kvitova beats Asheligh Barty 6-1, 6-4 to enter the semifinals.

 

 

  • Leander Paes and Sam Stosur go down 6-4, 4-6, 8-10 to Robert Farah and Anne-Lena Gronefeld in the mixed doubles round of 16.

Leander Paes and Sam Stosur in action in the mixed doubles round of 16 at the Australian Open.   -  Reuters


 

  • Collins wins it! After losing the first set and almost going down in the second, she comes back strong to win the match 2-6, 7-5, 6-1. And the world number 35 is into the semifinals.

     

 

  • Danielle Collins pulls back from the brink of defeat to win the second set 7-5 and take the game into a the decider.

 

  • Pavlyuchenkova has it pretty easy in the first set against Danielle Collins; takes it 6-2.

Up next are two unseeded players - Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova against Danielle Collins.

Collins reached the final with a comprehensive straight-set victory over Wimbledon 2018 champion Angelique Kerber. Pavlyuchenkova didn't have it as easy against Sloane Stephens in the fourth round, but she dominated her way into the quarters.

Bautista-Agut vs Tsitsipas

  • Tsitsipas does it! The fourth set goes into a tiebreaker he wins it 7-2 and that's the match. 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) and he's into his first Grand Slam semifinal, where he'll either face Frances Tiafoe or Rafael Nadal.



    With that win the 20-year-old becomes the youngest Grand Slam semifinalist since Novak Djokovic at the 2007 US Open.

 

 

  • Stefanos Tsitsipas has turned it around in the third set. Bautista-Agut broke first but Tsitsipas quickly gathered his wits broke back, going on to clinch the set 6-4 with an impeccable backhand drop.
  • Bautista-Agut wins the second set 6-4.
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas has taken first game 7-5 and Bautista-Agut has come back stronger in the second, leading 4-2.

 

  • Roberto Bautista-Agut has looked almost unbeatable this year, taking down big names like Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, albeit being pushed to five sets in three of his four matches in the tournament so far. Can Stefanos Tsitsipas, on the back of his career's biggest win, end Bautista-Agut's run?

 

Results

Women's Singles

Petra Kvitova bt Asheligh Barty 6-1, 6-4

Danielle Collins bt Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2-6, 7-5, 6-1

Men's Singles

Stefanos Tsitsipas bt Roberto Bautista Agut  7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(7-2)

Men's Doubles

Leonardo Mayer/Joao Sousa  bt Michael Venus/Raven Klaasen 6-4, 7-6(8-6)

Day 8 Schedule

Women's Singles

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)v Danielle Collins (USA)

Petra Kivtova (CZR x8) v Ashleigh Barty(AUS x15)

Men's Singles

Roberto Bautista-Agut (ESP x22) v Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE x14)

Frances Tiafoe (USA) v Rafael Nadal (ESP x2)