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Yastremska becomes first Ukrainian in history of Australian Open semifinals

Yastremska becomes first Ukrainian in history of Australian Open semifinals Dayana Yastremska made it to the top four in qualifying (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

Ukrainian tennis sensation Dayana Yastremska triumphed over Czech player Linda Noskova in the quarterfinals of the 2024 Australian Open, according to the match results.

Australian Open, Women's Quarterfinals

Noskova – Yastremska – 0:2 (3:6, 4:6)

The early stages of the match saw both opponents evenly matched. Yastremska swiftly responded to Noskova's break in the third game. However, the turning point in the set came in the seventh and eighth games.

Initially, Yastremska prevented the Czech player from scoring for the second time on her own serve. She then applied pressure from the outside, managing to break Noskova and securing the set after some resistance. The Ukrainian spent a total of 37 minutes on the set.

The second set proved to be even more intense. The competitors followed a similar pattern, with no breaks in the early games. The pivotal moment came in the seventh game. At 3:3, Yastremska and Noskova engaged in the longest game, and the Ukrainian emerged victorious on Noskova's serve.

This victory paved the way for the Odesa native. Focusing on her serves, Yastremska scored two points and clinched the match point on her first attempt. In the semifinals, Yastremska will face the winner of the match between neutral Russian Anna Kalinska and China's Qinwen Zheng.

The 23-year-old Ukrainian set a new personal record in Grand Slam tournaments, reaching the semifinals for the first time. Additionally, Yastremska became the first Ukrainian in the Australian Open semifinals and only the second qualifier winner in the Open Era (since 1968) to advance this far in the tournament.