Magdalena Fręch notches a significant milestone at the Australian Open, advancing to the fourth round with a thrilling victory over Russian Anastasia Zakharova (4-6, 7-5, 6-4). Despite an early setback, Fręch rebounded by breaking Zakharova’s serve in a closely contested match marked by lengthy games and strategic struggles.
The second set saw a notable shift in Fręch’s strategy as she took a commanding 3-0 lead after breaking Zakharova early on. However, the path to victory was anything but straightforward, with Fręch injecting excitement into the game before securing the set after a tense 62-minute battle.
The deciding set featured a series of lost serves, with Zakharova adopting a more aggressive playing style and Fręch opting for a defensive approach. Despite moments of uncertainty, Fręch displayed resilience, ultimately winning the third set and securing her place in the fourth round.
This achievement marks a historic moment for Magdalena Fręch, reaching the Grand Slam tournament’s round of 16 for the first time in her career. Having conquered three opponents in Melbourne, she now gears up to face American Coco Gauff in the upcoming fourth-round clash.
Magdalena Fręch – Anastasia Zakharova 2-1 (4-6, 7-5, 6-4)