Prime Time Zone, Sports: The sixth day of the Australian Open did not allow spectators. With the imposition of the lockdown in Melbourne, matches were played in empty stadiums. Daniel Medvedev continues his winning streak in men’s singles. He advanced to the 4th round with a 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-0 victory over Philip Krajinovic. Medvedev, who has lost six consecutive matches in the past five sets, erased his worst record with this victory. This is Medvedev’s 17th consecutive victory. Fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Michael Yamer of Sweden 6-4, 6-1, 6-1. Andrei Rublev of Russia advanced to the fourth round with a 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Feliciano Lopez of Spain. This is the 7th victory for Rublev this year.
In the women’s singles, world number one Ash Barty advanced to the fourth round with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Alexandranova. Barty, who won the French Open in 2019, is all set to become the Australian Open champion on home soil. Not a single Aussie woman has won the Australian Open since 1978. In the women’s singles, 5th seed Elena Svitolina defeated Yulia Putinseva 6-4, 6-0. 6th seed Carolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic lost 5-7, 5-7 to her compatriot Carolina Muchova. Along with them, Elise Mertins of Belgium, Donna Vekic of Croatia and Jennifer Brady of the United States also advanced to the 4th round.
Jessica Pagola of the United States advanced to the 4th round of the Grand Slam tournament for the first time with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Christina Ladenovic of France.