Aus Open PIX: Muchova shocks World No 1 Barty, to face Brady semi-finals

IMAGES from the Australian Open matches played on Wednesday.

World No 1 Ashleigh Barty bowed out of the Australian Open after losing to Czech Karolina Muchova on Wednesday.

Muchova defeated the local hero 6-1, 3-6, 2-6 in a match that lasted for 117 minutes on Rod Laver Arena. The win sends the 25th seed, Muchova into her first Grand Slam semi-final.

Muchova didn’t have a good start as she lost the first set and took a medical timeout in the second set having her temperature checked. But she made a remarkable comeback winning the last two sets 6-3, 6-2.

Brady wins all-American clash to reach semi-finals

Jennifer Brady battled through her frustrations to overhaul friend and United States team mate Jessica Pegula 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 and reach her maiden Australian Open semi-final on Wednesday.

Brady, the 22nd seed, was a picture of anguish early in the clash on a stifling day at Rod Laver Arena but gradually dialled in her power game before crushing Pegula in the final set.

Brady reached her second Grand Slam semi-final after making the last four at last year’s US Open.

With world number one Ash Barty shocked by Karolina Muchova in the early quarter-final on Wednesday, Brady has a golden chance to reach her maiden Slam final.

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