Carla Suárez blows her fingers after a point against Kaia Kanepi during the match of the third round of the Australian Open, this Friday, January 19 in Melbourne
The Spanish tennis player Carla Suarez qualified this Friday for the eighth finals of the Australian Open after beating the Estonian Kaia Kanepi by 3-6, 6-1 and 6-3.
Suarez, 29, improves his result last year in Melbourne, where he was fired in the second round suffering from a right shoulder injury.
Also the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, number four in the world, went to eighths ending the first Grand Slam odyssey of his 15 year old compatriot Marta Kostyuk.
Svitolina won without difficulty to the young player in 59 minutes by 6-2, 6-2 on another very hot day in the Rod Laver Arena.
It will be the first time that the Ukrainian will dispute the round of 16 at the Australian Open, where she will face the Czech Denisa Allertova.
The very young Kostyuk had been labeled the „future of tennis“ by some commentators after becoming the youngest winner in the second round of the Australian Open since Martina Hingis in 1996.
– Women’s Individual – third round:
Petra Martic (CRO) defeated Luksika Kumkhum (THA) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Denisa Allertova (CZE) to Magda Linette (POL) 6-1, 6-4
Elise Mertens (BEL) to Alize Cornet (FRA) 7-5, 6-4
Elina Svitolina (UKR / N.4) to Marta Kostyuk (UKR) 6-2, 6-2
Carla Suárez (ESP) to Kaia Kanepi (EST) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK / N.19) to Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 7-5, 3-6, 6-1