The 36-year-old clashed with host Australian tennis player Maddison Inglis (WTA-133) on Saturday in an hour and a half at 2: 6, 6: 2, 6: 0 and made it to the fourth lap for the first time in her career in Melbourne.
Experienced K. Kanepi has played in the quarterfinals of the Great Accent more than once, but he has only gone so far in the Australian Open championship this year.
The Estonian has already secured at least 290 thousand for a successful performance. In the fourth round of the competition, in the eighth final, they will face a confrontation with Belarusian tennis star Aryna Sabalenka (WTA-2).
Australian Open results:
Tamara Zidanšek – Alize Cornet 6:4, 4:6, 2:6
Clara Tauson – Danielle Collins 6:4, 4:6, 5:7
Simona Halep – Danka Kovinič 6: 2, 6: 1
Elise Mertens – Shuai Zhang 6:2, 6:2
Marketa Vondroušova – Aryna Sabalenka 6:4, 3:6, 1:6