Simona Halep exacted revenge on French Open champion Iga Swiatek with a comeback three-set victory Sunday, setting up a blockbuster quarter-final with Serena Williams at the Australian Open.
The world number two was thrashed by the 19-year-old at Roland Garros, winning just three games, but turned the tide 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in one hour and 50 minutes at a crowd-less Rod Laver Arena.
“I knew she would hit strong, but after the first set I tried to make her run and she started to miss,” said Halep, who hit 19 winners. Halep now faces 23-time Grand Slam champion Williams, who she beat in the 2019 Wimbledon final. (Guardian)