Big surprise at the Australian Open! Stan Wawrinka lost in the second round to Hungarian Marton Fucsovics (7-5, 6-1, 4-6, 2-6, 7-6), after a crazy tie-break where the Switzerland had three match points.
Marton Fucsovics hit hard at the Australian Open. The Hungarian offered himself the scalp of Stan Wawrinka (7-5, 6-1, 4-6, 2-6, 7-6), after a five-set marathon in the 2nd round of the Grand Slam. He even saved several match points in the unbreathable before defeating the winner in Melbourne in 2014.
The latter can feed immense regrets. Because he was able to catch up with his big air hole in the first two sets. Engaged in a crazy comeback, he thought he had the right end in the super tie-break (first at ten points) by leading 6-1, then by obtaining three match points at 9-6 in his favor. He spoiled them all by conceding five points in a row. A fatal collapse which sends Fucsovics to the third round where he will challenge the Canadian Milos Raonic, the striker of the French Corentin Moutet (6-7, 6-1, 6-1, 6-4).
In women, Serena Williams held her place by winning without trembling and quickly (in 1h10) against the Serbian Nina Stojanovic (99th), 6-3, 6-0. In the first round, the former world number 1 (now 11th), in search of a record 24th Grand Slam title, had already been expeditious, giving up only two small games to his opponent, Laura Siegemund. In an attempt to win the round of 16, Williams will face Russian Anastasia Potapova (101st).
However, it is over for Bianca Andreescu. The world number 9, eagerly awaited for her return to the circuit after 15 months of absence, was eliminated on Wednesday in the second round by Su Wei Hsieh, 71st in the world, in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2. Lacking benchmarks and too fickle, the Canadian, who won the 2019 US Open, could not resist the Taiwanese strong play. She did not hide some regrets at the end of the match. “When I got off the court, I told my coach how disappointed I was to only have that to give. Because I gave everything I had today. doubt that which is the most frustrating “.
“Now I just need to get back into the competition. It’s good to know that I still have that fighting spirit in me. (…) I’m going to take this match as a step in my learning phase “. But “I feel really good,” Andreescu told a press conference, saying she was “ready to play a lot of games this year” as long as her “health allows it”.