Australian Open 2023: World No.1 Iga Swiatek races past Cristina Bucsa, reaches last 16

Bucsa, who reached the third round after defeating the champion of a 'major' Bianca Andreescu, could not overcome the nerves of playing a third round of the Grand Slam against the best-ranked Iga.
Australian Open 2023: World No.1 Iga Swiatek races past Cristina Bucsa, reaches last 16

The world number one Iga Swiatek has ended the dream of the Spanish Cristina Bucsa in the third round of the Australian Open 2023 in Margaret Court Arena on Friday.

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The top seed and favorite of the women's draw Iga beat the Cantabrian tennis player 6-0 and 6-1. Bucsa, could not overcome the nerves of playing a third round of the Grand Slam against the best-ranked Iga. Earlier, Bucsa reached the third round after defeating the champion of a 'major' Bianca Andreescu,

The last time a player achieved this result was when the local Ashleigh Barty endorsed the Montenegrin Danka Kovinic 6-0 and 6-0. Despite the score, Cristina Bucsa kept her composure throughout the game and tried to make her rival uncomfortable. 

After the loss of the Cantabrian, her compatriot Nuria Párrizas will be the only player with options in the women's draw. And she will have the opportunity to qualify for the round of 16 against the Croatian Donna Vekic this Saturday.

For her part, the Polish Swiatek has a favorable face-to-face by the minimum (1-0) against the current Wimbledon champion and next rival Rybakina, executioner this Friday morning of the American Danielle Collins (13) by 6 -2, 5-7 and 6-2.

In the other games of the day, Gauff and Ostapenko complied and will meet in the round of 16. The American defeated her compatriot Bernarda Pera in straight sets (6-3, 6-2). And the Latvian did the same by beating the Ukrainian Katerina Kozlova (6-3, 6-0).

Swiatek's next opponent of the Australian Open 2023 is Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina, who eliminated Danielle Collins 6-2, 5-7, 6-2. Rybakina needed three sets to eliminate American Danielle Collins (6-2, 5-7, 6-2). The also American Jessica Pegula for her part, won 6-0 and 6-2 against the Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk. The last ranked player will come out of the match between Madison Keys and Victoria Azarenka.

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