Former champion Kerber squeezed out in Melbourne last 16

Published January 27, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Agence France-Presse

The 2016 Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber lost in three grueling sets as Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova reached the quarter-finals for a third time on Monday.

Germany's Angelique Kerber was pushed all the way by Italy's Camila Giorgi (David Gray/AFP)
Germany’s Angelique Kerber was pushed all the way by Italy’s Camila Giorgi (David Gray/AFP)

The 30th seed Pavlyuchenkova won through against the German 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 in 2hrs 37mins to set up a last-eight clash with Garbine Muguruza in Melbourne.

The 28-year-old Pavlyuchenkova has now reached the quarter-finals three times in the last four years — but has never got any further in the Grand Slam.

 
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