Australian Open | Belinda Bencic, Karolina Pliskova and Donna Vekic advance to the Spherical of 16

(Melbourne) Belinda Bencic, 10H World Karolina Pliskova (31H) and Donna Vekic (64H) certified with out issues on Saturday for the eighthWe’re Australian Open Finals.

Swiss Bencic beat Italian Camila Giorgi, 70,H) 6-2, 7-5 and again in Week 2 of the Australian Main for the primary time since 2016 after they did not advance to the quarter-finals. She reached the semifinals on the US Open in 2019.

Within the subsequent spherical, she is going to face Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (5H) or Belgian Elise Mertens (32H).

Czech Pliskova eradicated Russia’s Varvara Gracheva (97H) 6-4, 6-2. For the reason that semi-finals in Melbourne in 2019, she hasn’t made it previous the third spherical there. However she did play the 2021 Wimbledon last and the quarter-finals on the US Open in 2021 and 2022.

Photograph by Aaron Favela, Help Press

Czech Karolina Pliskova

She is going to attempt to climb into the quarters by going through Chinese language Shuai Zhang (22H) who defeated American Katie Volinets (113H And the outcomes of the playoffs) 6-3, 6-2.

Croatian Vekic launched Spaniard Nuria Barrezas (75H) 6-2, 6-2. She solely reached week two in Melbourne as soon as, in 2021, however didn’t advance to the quarterfinals.


Croatian Donna Vekic

And she is going to try to take action on Monday in opposition to Czech Linda Frohvertova (82H) or Marketa Vondrousova (86H).

Vekic has performed just one Grand Slam quarterback, on the 2019 US Open.