Swiatek, Gauff lose at Australian Open; Korda in 1st Slam QF
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina has eliminated No. 1-ranked Iga Swiatek and 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko has defeated Coco Gauff in the Australian Open’s fourth round. The 22nd-seeded Rybakina used her big serving to unsettle Swiatek and got the better of their baseline exchanges to win 6-4, 6-4 in about 1 1/2 hours. Swiatek is a three-time major champion. Ostapenko beat Gauff 7-5, 6-3. Rybakina and Ostapenko will now face each other. Jessica Pegula takes on two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka in another quarterfinal. Sebastian Korda and Karen Khachanov set up a meeting in the men’s quarterfinals, while Stefanos Tsitsipas will face Jiri Lehecka.