The defending champion Australia Open, the Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka (4) continues to race after soundly defeating the Japanese Kei Nishikori (5) in straight sets on Wednesday at Melbourne Park with reaching the semifinals to that already came Tomas Berdych who beat Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray who beat Nick Kyrgios.
Among women Serena Williams said keep the world number one and his presence in the semifinals after winning easily Slovak Dominika Cibulkova (11). Meanwhile young Madison Keys got first rank semifinals of a Grand Slam, defeating former champion and number one Open, his compatriot Venus Williams.
Nishikori was one of the toughest tests to Wawrinka in the previous. He came to beat in the US Open and also in the week wore on a very high level as when swept to David Ferrer in the quarterfinals. But the Swiss play defending champion. Very firm with long and sharp setback, Wawrinka put Nishikori in frank defense.
A ‘break’ was enough for the Swiss to win the first set 6-3. In the second one would be enough after five attempts to increase the lead to two sets 6-4. Nishikori was no way to shoot your opponent behind the baseline and make it run as usually done with rivals and therefore very Wawrinka He shot pleasure comfortable handing setbacks and right.
Only in the third set equilibrated Japanese shares and began distributing his best tennis. Wawrinka lost the clear dominance and after exchanging ‘ breaks ‘would go to a tiebreaker whose outcome looked uncertain. Nishikori was not the defense of the first two sets and Wawrinka needed to work hard to not let his opponent cogiera more confidence than was beginning to manifest and closed a tight 7-6 (8-6) that plant in semifinals.
Table of women’s semifinal upper sector will clearly American. Serena Williams steamrolled his power 6-2 6-2 Slovak Dominika Cibulkova. They were wrong like (18 times) but the difference marked the 31 winners of world number one and 15 aces. Serena breathes calm as leader because whatever happens, Maria Sharapova will not snatch the top ranking.
Meanwhile Madison Keys of 19 years prevented a duel between the sisters Williams in the semifinals in straight sets dispatching the largest of these, Venus 6-3 4-6 6-4. The other semifinal was ready since Tuesday and will be between Maria Sharapova and Ekaterina Makarova, both from Russia.