Ashleigh Barty has won twenty-four of her last twenty-six games and only needed the third set on three occasions. The world number one - fresh from the title in Adelaide in the first week of the season - wins the final at the Australian Open with a surreal 72-21 run.
Better only Steffi Graf in 1986, who had found a place in the final (obviously before winning the tournament) leaving the road overall Leaving little room for interpretations even the 6-1 6-3 against Madison Keys, a player with a brilliant tennis and a certain arrogance from the baseline.
Danielle Collins exploited a mostly poor portion in a practically perfect way.
He knocked down Elise Mertens' stamina in the round of 16, avoided Simona Halep in the quarterfinals (condensing the vast majority of problems in the heart of the first set against Alize Cornet) and had no problem solving Iga Swiatek's practice, which just wins three of the twenty-one points available with the second ball and that never manages to become really dangerous in response.
The American, who always keeps her head ahead during the first set, totally spreads in the second and seals her success at 6-4 6-1.
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Carlos Moyà, interviewed by El Partidazo de Cope, analyzed everything that happened in the quarter-finals of his player Rafael Nadal, revealing an incredible anecdote: "I didn't expect it, but the miracle happened.
From the end of the second set we saw that Rafa had had a breakdown. With heatstroke, he was dead. Now this extra day we have will come in handy. We are confident that for the semifinals it will be 100%. He had lost four kilos. Dehydration was very evident.
" John Mc Enroe believes that Rafael Nadal can do the same path as Roger Federer in 2017, when the Swiss player returned after an injury and won the Australian Open, beating the Spaniard himself in the final: "Rafa is a master at getting the most out of every situation he's in.
It's incredible. He'll do something Roger Federer did: Roger was away for six months five years ago, he didn't play, he got injured. He has won, I think, three sets of fives and Rafa is in a similar situation. "