Sohu Sports News On January 24th, Beijing time, the 2022 Tennis Grand Slam Australian Open continued. In the fourth round of the women’s singles, French star Kone continued to perform well, 6-4/3-6/ 6-4 victory over three sets, the former runner-up Halep, broke into the quarterfinals of the Grand Slam women’s singles for the first time in his career, and will face No. 27 seed Collins in the next round.
After losing the first three Grand Slam finals of his career, Romanian star Halep won his first Grand Slam title at the French Open in 2018, and then won Wimbledon for the second time in 2019. Since then, injuries have begun to increase and his state has fluctuated. In the two seasons, there were fewer participations, but there were also performances in the semi-finals and quarter-finals of the Australian Open. This season, Halep won the championship in his season debut in Melbourne. He played as the No. 14 seed at the Australian Open, beating Freich, Maya and Kovinic in a row. In the fourth round, his opponent was the French player Kone, who The best performance of the Grand Slam is to reach the fourth round. This tournament has a strong performance and defeated the No. 3 seed Muguruza in the second round. In the last round, he eliminated the French Open semi-finalist Qidan Seike. The two have played against each other 4 times before. Kone has a record of 3 wins and 1 loss.
In the first set, the first point was a stalemate of 16 long and multiple shots. Halep took the winning point from a wide angle and scored the first point. Kone then improved the quality of his serve and completed the serve. In the third game, Halep continued. Shocking opponents, Kone saved three break points to secure serve. The balance of power was broken in the fourth game. Halep’s serving game was hit by the opponent’s high-quality return, and the return ball hung in the net to send a break point. Under pressure, Halep was shooting out of bounds and lost the game. Kone took the lead to break 3-1. lead.
In the fifth game, Halep, whose serve was broken, quickly launched a counterattack. High-quality return and serve impacted the opponent. Kone passively devolved and the quality was not high. Halep quickly came to the net and swept the forehand to score the winning point, holding 40. -0 consecutive break points, and then Kone directly double-faulted the game, and Halep made consecutive breaks to keep the score at 3-3. In one round, Kone took a 5-4 first-mover advantage under their respective guarantees. Next was Halep’s first serve, which had to be guaranteed. The break point is also an inventory. Halep threw the game after resolving a break point. Kone broke serve 6-4 to win the first set.
In the second set, Halep quickly launched a counter-offensive in the first game, and quickly got 40-15 consecutive break points in Kone’s serve game. After that, Halep continuously mobilized his opponent from the bottom line, and Kone returned the ball out of bounds and lost the game. In the second game, Kene quickly launched a counterattack, and the score came to a 1-1 tie after the break back. In the third game, Halep continued to impact the opponent’s serve, but failed to fulfill the opportunity after getting the break point, and Keene completed the 2-1 lead. In the fourth game, Kone launched a counterattack and scored a 30-0 lead with multiple shots. Then Kone shortened and moved Halep to the front of the net, and then picked up behind him to connect the front of the net to smash to get a 40-0 break point. Pu saved a break point and dropped the game 1-3 behind.
Halep, who was behind in the score, adjusted and launched a counterattack at times. In the fifth game, he also forced a break point opportunity. Kone then chose to shorten the tactics and was chased by Halep. He came to the net and slapped the winning point to break serve, and took advantage of the situation to keep serve. The next score is 3-3. In the seventh game, Keene’s serving state continued to decline. Halep received high-quality serve from the bottom line. Keene made a forehand error and suffered a 0-40 consecutive break point. Keene then backhanded the backhand attack and went out of bounds to lose the game. Haller lost the game. Pulian broke the belt and secured a 5-3 lead. In the ninth game, Keene’s unreliable serving game, Halep’s 40-0 consecutive break point was also an inventory, Keene then double-faulted the game directly, and Halep completed the third break of the set. 6-3 to win the second set, the total score came to a 1-1 tie.
In the deciding set, Halep, who was the first to serve, secured the first game. In the second game, Zhong Ke Nei suffered a double-fault tie at 40-40, and then improved the quality of his serve to secure a 1-1 tie. In the third game, after the score was tied 30-30, Kone lost the net and missed a high pressure to get a break point opportunity. After that, Halep withstood the 40-40 tie and guaranteed serve. In the round, Halep held 3-2. lead. In the sixth game, Halep attacked the opponent’s serve. After 30-30 tie, the forehand backslash won the winning point to get the break point. Under pressure, Keene served consecutively to establish an advantage, saving the break point and maintaining a 3-3 tie. Halep failed to break serve, and Halep’s physical fitness declined significantly. In the next serve game, Keene forced a break point opportunity. Under pressure, Halep backhanded and hung the net to lose the game. Keene continued to maintain a 5-3 lead. In the next serve that Halep had to protect, the consecutive break points of 15-40 sent by a forehand error were also match points. Halep saved two match points and was 4-5 behind. Next was Kone’s serve to win the game, and he successfully secured a 6-4 victory in the deciding set.
In the end, French player Kone narrowly defeated Romanian star Halep in three sets and reached the quarterfinals of the Grand Slam women’s singles for the first time in his career. The whole game took 2 hours and 33 minutes. Halep had 1 double fault in the game, and Kone had 1 ACES ball and 9 double faults. The success rate of the first serve was 67%. Shangke Nei is 56% ahead. Halep led 27-22 on the winning points, Kone outnumbered his opponents 46-41 with unforced errors, Halep broke serve 6 times with 11 break points, and Kone broke serve 6 times with 12 break points .Return to Sohu, see more
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