Viktoria Azarenka beat Elina Svitolina in the 3rd round of the Australian Open 2022. The 6-2 6-0 that Vika gets after just over sixty minutes of play leaves little room for interpretation. For Svitolina this is parallel to the third defeat of the season out of five games played.
The two-time champion of the tournament will find Barbora Krejcikova in the round of 16, forced to overtime by a Jelena Ostapenko who fails to take advantage of a 6-2 3-1 lead. Paula Badosa wins a beautiful match against Marta Kostyuk.
The Spanish tennis player, after a relatively easy first set, suffers a partial 1-5 from 4-2 and only at the third chance available to her can she confirm a break advantage in the third. The 6-2 5-7 6-3 final is emblematic.
In the same portion of the board Madison Keys instead survives Qiang Wang. In press conference, Victoria Azarenka introduced herself with her son. A reporter asked him: "Leo, how did mummy play today?"