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Swiss duo in Melbourne - After Vogili, Golubek also failed in Round 1 - Sports

Swiss duo in Melbourne – After Vogili, Golubek also failed in Round 1 – Sports

  • Stephanie Fogili was knocked out in the first round of the Australian Open in Melbourne by Daria Kasatkina (Russia) 3:6, 1:6.
  • A few hours later, Victoria Golubek was also injured: the Zurich native lost to the Chinese Zhang Shuai 3: 6, 4: 6.
  • This means that Switzerland is still represented in the women’s second round with Belinda Bencic and Jill Tishman.

No exploits for Stephanie Fogili (WTA 145) in Melbourne: After her successful qualifying matches, she had to give up after just over an hour of playing in the first round. Against No. 25, Russian seed Daria Kasatkina (WTA 23) had little chance at 3:6, 1:6.

In both groups, the women from Argao missed the start. She was behind 1:4 in the first round before really scoring on Court 8. When it was 2:5 and Kasatkina’s serve, she blocked 2 of the Russian’s set pieces and managed to short. The rebellion did not last long: it gave up its next service game to decide the first group.

It was 0:3 in the placebo group. Here too, Vögele would have almost reacted: In an epic fourth match, you blocked 4 break chances and then lost the match after all. Who broke the spell, Kasatkina easily played the group and the game at home. After this defeat, Vögele will exit the top 150 for the first time in five years.

Golubek also went out without winning a set

Victoria Golubek (WTA 40) fared slightly better than her compatriot in her opening match in Melbourne. The Zurich native also exited the Australian Open without winning a set, but won three more matches than Fogili in 3:6, 4:6 against China’s Zhang Shuai (WTA 74).

In the first set, Shuai realized the only game break in the fourth inning. This is after Golubic previously failed to take advantage of the break opportunity. In the second round, it was again the Chinese who provided a breakthrough in the service. But the Swiss were able to react immediately to make the score 2-2. It should be her only break.

Golubic lost the next service match with 4 penalties to zero. In the 10th match, the 29-year-old initially managed to block 3 match points from Shuai. After nearly 80 minutes of play, Golubic still had to admit defeat.


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You can watch the match between Henri Laaksonen and Daniil Medvedev from 11:00 am in partial registration on SRF Zwei. In addition, starting at 12:30 p.m. at SRF, there will be two excerpts from Stefanie Vögele’s match against Daria Kasatkina and Viktorija Golubic vs.

All other games are in Eurosport Player.