Third set: Zverev 6-3, 6-3, 4-1 * Bolt (* denotes server): Left Australian loses the concentration briefly as it advances and Zverev breaks again with a soft spot to close it on the lead track.
Third set: Zverev * 6-3, 6-3, 3-1 Bolt (* denotes server): As to prove a point, Bolt repeats from 40-0 to 40-30 and forces a strong shot from Zverev to close the game. For all the fight, Zverev has the answers.
Third set: Zverev 6-3, 6-3, 2-1 Bolt * (* denotes server): Zverev receives the rest, flirting with the lines to do it. The seed number four should complete a seven consecutive routine victory now, but the Australian will not calm down in front of their followers.
Now we will look at Zverev v Bolt on Rod Laver. The German leads Australian opponent 6-3, 6-3, 1-1 with Bolt service. Muguruza won his first tie game 7-6 (7-5) against Bacsinszky and was put to serve the second.
"I am very happy with my way of playing. It's always a challenge to play the Williams sisters," he says.
After asking himself about how Serena should face in the fourth round, Halep laughed at his misfortune before adding: "It will be a bigger challenge."
Game, set and match Halep! The number one seed surpasses Venus Williams 6-2, 6-3
It was routine at the end and summed up by the double fault that opened the door to Halep. Williams could not live with the number one in the world at the end.
Second set: Halep * 6-2, 5-3 Williams (* denotes server): Williams is not able to play regularly at the level of Halep, there is still a fight in the veteran, but the controller only releases it too often. It is no longer obvious here, since Williams twice gets into long demonstrations only to be overcome by his opponent. Now Williams will serve to stay in the game.
Elsewhere, Ćorić has ended with Krajinović. The young Croatian winner: 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.
Second set: Halep 6-2, 4-3 Williams * (* denotes server): Halep has the ability, apparently, to turn the screw when he chooses it. With just a flicker, Romanian is about 0 to 30 and Williams has to keep finding great shots just to stay there, it's not a formula for success and, once again, it's a advantage of Halep.
Second set: Halep * 6-2, 3-3 Williams (* denotes server): Only a double mistake of 40-0 prevents a second unattached consecutive game of service for Halep.
Second set: Halep 6-2, 2-3 Williams * (* denotes server): There is no mistake this time from Williams that has an easier time to serve. The first time in the whole game in which the American has not faced a breaking point, this is remarkable.
Around the courts of Melbourne Park: Zverev (4) 6-3, 32 Bolt; Borna Ćorić (11) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 5-3 Filip Krajinović; Timea Bacsinszky 6-6 Garbiñe Muguruza (18).
Second set: Halep * 6-2, 2-2 Williams (* denotes server): Halep does not waste the occasions wasted, flying his service game to stay loved.
Second set: Halep 6-2, 1-2 Williams * (* denotes server): Can Can Williams make a backup? The answer, after a fad, is yes, but not after a couple of moments of ruptured breakpoint.
Second set: Halep * 6-2, 1-1 Williams (* denotes server): Here we come! A little Williams fights and breaks quickly. An angle retreat, in particular, to make it 0-30 was a beauty thing, with Williams ending Halep's execution as the Romanian misfiring backwards of the opponent.
Second set: Halep 6-2, 1-0 Williams * (* denotes server): This is hard to look at from Williams, it is already collapsing here. After reaching 30-0, Halep returns, the American does not have the answer. Number one in the world has won six games in the spin now.
Halep wins the first set! Halep * 6-2 Williams (* denotes server)
Halep seems to be crossing at 30-0, but a challenge of success in an ace changes the impulse of the game. Although whenever Williams has the opportunity to punish his opponent, an error explodes: a long front here or a sloping backhand that takes on the advantage that Halep almost does not need. After watching a break, an ace and a boom serve to close the fifth game of Halep in a row to win the set.
Elsewhere, Zverev is underway. He has broken Bolt again and has the opportunity to get the first set against the service, which he does to take the opening except 6-3.
First set: Halep 5-2 Williams * (* denotes server): A loss in this and suddenly a first thing that Wiliams was fine seems to have slid. A small victory after a long 15-30 stumbling block would have to stop the slider, but a loose forehand and Halep have another breakpoint. Once again, the striker leaves Williams and now everything Halep does is celebrate the first set.
First game: Halep * 4-2 Williams (* denotes server): Williams responds to the rest forcing four times against the own service. Again, it is the delight of the back line that brings Williams joy, twice badly Halep, but every time that Rumanian faces a break that manages to dig and run through the track to launch fires. Finally, keeping after an ace to configure the game.
Above Rad Laver, there is a lot of noise. The favorite man from Alex Bolt plays Alexander Zverev. The fourth seed had an early break, but Bolt returned to fix it in the sixth position to tie it with a break in his own. Cheerful jumps for comfort.
First set: Halep 3-2 Williams * (* denotes server): Halep has an opportunity to serve the opponent, who leads Williams to the trenches twice in two concentrations to finally get the rest with a backhand cross court that Williams can not get a racket.
First game: Halep * 2-2 Williams (* denotes server): After reaching a 40-0, Halep allows Williams to make a crack in the door, but at 40-30, the number one in the world shoots an unrecoverable service and escapes to erase before receive it
First set: Halep 1-2 Williams * (* denotes server): Once again, Williams faces the break, twice, and survives again. The American definitely thinks he can take over the leadership of Halep and even against the wall, where Williams goes. A beautiful backhand for the line of the selection of the prey as Williams maintains.
First set: Halep * 1-1 Williams (* denotes server): The first game of service is quite common for Halep, and Williams never has a point of view.
First set: Halep 0-1 Williams * (* denotes server): Halep seems to be fine, as it strikes a break in the first game of the game, but Williams has no difficulty and is able to stand by closing ours with a good power.
Although this combination of this caliber can be a good deal for those who watch, you can be sure that Simona Halep prefers not to face Venus Williams for a place in the fourth round of the Open d & # 39; Australia. The American seems to have accumulated for several years, but its quality is still possible that the world's number one would have been afraid of having to play in the Grand Season seven seasons Slam as soon as she looks for a second important title.
Last year's injury to the tail saw that Halep reached Melbourne slightly under the radar taking into account his height. Romania's progress so far has been calm and its recent record against Williams should be a stimulus, but this is not a gym.
Perhaps the only question will be about the physical state of Halep. She seemed to be fighting in his second round with a leg injury and the best that Halep is capable of moving to the track will be an important factor in the Margaret Court Arena.
For Williams, the return to form after a 2018 decline will be the target. A rematch with her sister, Serena, is also in the cards. It should be a fascinating watch.