Double finals Halep and Wozniacki. Announcement of the 13th day of the Australian Open
The season's first Grand Slam Australian Open is entering the home stretch. After two Friday finals on Saturday, January 27, champions in five more categories will be determined - in junior singles (boys and girls) and pairs (girls), in men's pair and women's singles. The main match of the day will take place in the evening program of the central court: a duel of the first two rackets of the world - Romanian Simona Halep and Danish Carolina Wozniacki .
Each of the rivals was before this twice in the finals of the Grand Slam tournaments, but both lost (Halep at Roland Garros-2014 and 2017, and Wozniacki at the US Open-2009 and 2014), so for some of them this will be the first major in their career. Plus, the champion will also be the first racket of the world in the updated WTA rating list - either Simona will retain the leadership, or Carolina will replace her, and will again lead the rating exactly 6 years later (after AO-2012 she was outstripped by the then champion Victoria Azarenka ). The fight is expected to be very interesting.
The first racket in the helmet. Wozniacki and Halep are ready to break the bank
Halep and Wozniacki made their way to the final of the Australian Open, who on Saturday will contest not only the main prize, but also the title of the first racket of the world.
Interesting the final should turn out for the boys. The fact is that Sebastian Korda , the son of Czech tennis player Petr Korda , who won the Australian Open exactly 20 years ago, defeating Chilean Marcelo Riosa in the final, made his way to the decisive match . If Sebastian wins on Saturday, it will turn out to be a kind of transfer of winning traditions between two generations of the tennis dynasty.
We bring to your attention the schedule of matches of the day with the history of meetings of opponents and predictions.
Australian Open. Day 13. January 27, Saturday. The matches start at 13:00 (5:00 Moscow time)
Women. The final. Grid
Doubles. Men. The final. Grid
Doubles. Mixed. Grid
Junior Tournament. Boys. The final. Grid
Junior Tournament. Girls. Final
Junior Tournament. Doubles. Girls. Finals
Rod Laver Arena
Chun Xin Tsen (Chinese Taipei, 6) - Sebastian Corda (USA, 7)
Rod Laver Arena. 1st launch (5:00).
Simona Halep (Romania, 1) - Carolina Wozniacki (Denmark, 2)
Rod Laver Arena. 3rd launch (not earlier than 11:30).
Face-to-face meetings: 2-4 (New Haven 2013, Dubai 2015 - Dubai 2012, Stuttgart 2015, Eastbourne, WTA Finals-2017 ).
Best Grand Slam performances:
Australian Open: Quarter Finals (2014, 2015) - Quarter Finals (2011);
Roland Garros: final (2014, 2017) - 1/4 finals (2010, 2017);
Wimbledon: 1/2 finals (2014) - 4th round (2009-2011, 2014, 2015, 2017);
US Open: 1/2 finals (2015) - finals (2009, 2014).
Path to Australian Open - 2018:
1st round: Ayawa, WC (7: 6, 6: 1) - Buzernescu (6: 2, 6: 3);
2nd round: Bouchard (6: 2, 6: 2) - Fett (3: 6, 6: 2, 7: 5);
3rd round: Davis (4: 6, 6:4, 15:13) - Bertens, 30 (6: 4, 6: 3);
4th round: Osaka (6: 3, 6: 2) - Rybarikova, 10 (6: 3, 6: 0 );
1/4 finals: Kar. Plishkova, 6 (6: 3, 6: 2) - Suarez Navarro (6: 0, 6: 7, 6: 2);
1/2 final: Kerber, 21 (6: 3, 4: 6, 9: 7) - Mertens (6: 3, 7: 6).
Bookmakers forecast: 1.64 - 2.18.
Championship Prediction: Halep's victory in three sets.
This is not the final yet! Vesnina and Makarova will return to the AO for the Career Helmet
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Oliver Marach / Mate Pavic (Austria / Croatia, 7) - Juan Sebastian Cabal / Robert Fara (Colombia, 11)
Rod Laver Arena. 4th launch (about 13:00).
Bookmakers forecast: 1.85 - 1.88.
Championship forecast: Marach / Pavic win in three sets.
Margaret Court Arena
Clara Burel (France) - Enshuo Lian (Chinese Taipei, 2)
Margaret Court Arena. 1st launch (5:00).
Enshuo Lian / Xinyu Wang (Taipei / China, 1) - Violet Apis / Lulu Sun (Papua New Guinea / Switzerland, 7 )
Margaret Court Arena. 4th launch (around 9:30).