American Alison Riske became the first player into the 2020 Brisbane International quarterfinals, eliminating Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-3 6-4 early on Wednesday.
After stunning fourth seed Elina Svitolina in the previous round, Danielle Collins fired 34 winners to Yulia Putintseva‘s 1 to storm into the final eight with a 6-1 6-0 victory. Following the dominant win, the American was back on the court shortly, ripping more balls during a practice session.
For the first time in four tries, Madison Keys, seeded eighth in Brisbane, worked her way past Samantha Stosur 7-5 6-3, giving Americans a perfect 3-0 record in single’s action on Wednesday.
Our photographer Jimmie48 also attended one doubles quarterfinal, where Kristina Mladenovic and Ajla Tomljanovic defeated Karolina Pliskova and Donna Vekic 6-2 6-4.
MORE BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL 2020 PHOTOS:
- Tuesday, January 7th: Brady battles past Sharapova, Stephens & Vekic knocked out
- Monday, January 6th: Stosur, Collins, Strycova upset Top 20 players
- Sunday, January 5th: WTA players bring cheerful smiles to the All-Access Hour
- Saturday, January 4th: First round of qualifying begins, top players continue warm-up
- Friday, January 3rd: New coaching partnerships take the courts
- Thursday, January 2nd: Osaka arrives by helicopter; Barty, Sharapova, Vekic grind on practice courts