In Melbourne in parallel with the adult competition tennis players at the Open championship of Australia takes place in the first season of the youth “Grand slam”. Two players from Russia reached the quarterfinals, but neither Egor Agafonov, nor Pauline Kudermetova are unable to get into the top four.
Especially sorry for Kudermetova, which was “planted” in Australia under the eighth room. In the quarterfinals she met with Chinese Shuxuan Bai, which was the 13th seed. The “unlucky” number of opponents has not helped a Russian woman and she lost in two batches– 4:6, 4:6.
Agafonov, on the contrary, he played against the “seeded” athlete – representative of Latvia Karlis, Ozolinsh, whose Australian Open 12-th number in the grid. The match was tough and with mutual chances and Egor lost three intense parties– 6:3, 6:7, 3:6.