Top-seeded Ash Barty Upset At Australian Open


Published on February 17 2021 6:10 am
Last Updated on February 17 2021 6:10 am

Top-seeded Ash Barty was upset at the Australian Open Tuesday, losing her quarterfinal match to Number 25 Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic. Muchova will play 22nd-seeded Jennifer Brady in the semifinals, who beat fellow American Jessica Pegulain their quarterfinal.

Number 10 Serena Williams will play third-seeded Naomi Osaka in their semi after Williams upset Number 2 Simona Halep in straight sets.

On the men’s side, top-seeded Novak Djokovic downed Number 6 Alexander Zverev n their quarterfinal, and will play Aslan Karatsev in the semis. Fourth-seeded Daniil Medvedev beat fellow Russian Andrey  Rublev.

Fans will be allowed back starting Thursday at the Australian Open, after the Victoria government eased the restrictions it had put in place last Friday after Covid outbreaks in the region. Fans will be allowed in the stands at about 50 percent capacity.