Australian Open 2019 : US Open champion Naomi Osaka came from behind to beat Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova and reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.The Japanese fourth seed won 4-6 6-3 6-4 to set up a meeting
Ukraine’s Svitolina triumphed 6-2 1-6 6-1 in a pulsating encounter with former US Open finalist Madison Keys.Elsewhere, Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova beat Spanish 18th seed Garbine Muguruza 6-3 6-1.
She fended off a break point in the third game of the second before getting the decisive break in the sixth with a powerful forehand winner and later serving out the set.Osaka continued to put pressure on the Latvian’s serve,
She took out her frustrations on her racquet but recovered to break back immediately and eventually sealed victory on her second match point with a forehand winner.
“I may not have won a Grand Slam match before coming here but, I’ve got to tell you, I think it’s going to keep happening,” she said.Home favorite Ashleigh Barty will play under the floodlights on Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday.
Another triumph for the top seed at Melbourne Park will see him move ahead of Australian great Roy Emerson and Roger Federer, who was knocked out by Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday, in terms of all-time victories.
But the powerful Medvedev, one of the sport’s rising stars and in good form having reached the final of the recent Brisbane International, was expected to provide a sterner test