Australian Open 2019: American Danielle Collins continues shock run, reaches semifinals | Tennis

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Danielle Collins continued her fairytale run on the Australian Open, reaching the semifinals with a three-set win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Tuesday.

The American, 25, discovered her vary after a poor begin to declare a 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory on Rod Laver Area.

Collins had by no means received a main-draw match at a Grand Slam earlier than this match, however will now play both Petra Kvitova for a spot within the closing.

The end result prolonged Pavlyuchenkova’s shedding run in quarterfinals, the Russian now holding an 0-5 file in last-eight singles matches at Grand Slams.

Collins – who thrashed Angelique Kerber within the fourth spherical – was overly aggressive early, and she or he was left to rue her failure to interrupt Pavlyuchenkova throughout a 17-minute second sport.

That allowed Pavlyuchenkova to take management whereas Collins continued to push, however with little success.

Pavlyuchenkova closed out a 49-minute set when Collins despatched a wild backhand nicely huge.

Needing a response, Collins discovered it to start the second set, a swinging forehand winner giving her a break for 3-1.

Pavlyuchenkova broke again — to 15 — within the ninth sport earlier than Collins struck once more to take the set with a forehand winner.

Collins carried that momentum into the ultimate set and was in full management, grabbing an early break with a beautiful forehand cross-court return winner.

Way more managed from the baseline, Collins was dictating play and received seven straight video games earlier than Pavlyuchenkova broke the run, however it was far too late.

STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN 
Collins bt Pavlyuchenkova 2-6 7-5 6-1

WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORS 
Collins – 38/20
Pavlyuchenkova – 36/36

ACES/DOUBLE FAULTS 
Collins – 6/1
Pavlyuchenkova – 6/6

BREAK POINTS WON 
Collins – 5/15
Pavlyuchenkova – 4/7

FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGE 
Collins – 60
Pavlyuchenkova – 65

PERCENTAGE OF POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVE 
Collins – 77/42
Pavlyuchenkova – 64/38

TOTAL POINTS 
Collins – 100
Pavlyuchenkova – 91





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