Nadia Podoroska crushed her debut at the Australian Open and reached a historic mark by Gabriela Sabatini

The tennis player Nadia Podoroska gave another example of his talent and achieved a great victory in his debut in the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the season. She beat the Slovenian in two straight sets Tamara Zidansek, by a resounding 6-1 and 6-0, in a clash that lasted an hour and a quarter. Furthermore, he achieved a mark of Gabriela Sabatini from 27 years ago. The Rosario advanced to the next round in which she will face the American Amanda Anisimova.

Podoroska provided an exhibition and demonstrated why it is the best Argentine women’s racket currently (63rd in the Ranking) by leaving the Zidans (98°), after one hour and 15 minutes of play. His success became a milestone for Argentine tennis, beyond having won the first set in 35 minutes, but also because he managed to reach a record of Sabatini.

The 26-year-old player achieved the biggest difference for an Argentine in a match at the Australian Opensomething that had not happened since Gaby when in 1996 she also won in two straight sets by 6-0 y 6-1 to the American Shaun Stafford. At that moment, Sabatini was eliminated in the fourth round of the oceanic competition after losing to Chanda Rubin.

“The best thing I did was take some moments where I felt like I was taking a step back. “There must not have been three minutes in the match in which I felt dominated by her and she realized it,” Nadia said before the microphone. ESPN.

The Rosario will face another tennis player in the next round who has rediscovered her best version after being away from the circuit for a long time. This is the North American Amanda Anisimova (442°), which surpassed the Russian favorite Lyudmila Samsonova (13th) by a clear 6-3 and 6-4 on the first day at Melbourne Park.

About the meeting before Anisimova which will be this Tuesday, he warned that “it is going to be a totally different game. She is a player who has very good shots. She plays very flat down low, very strong. She is someone who plays a lot of risk and I will have to be aggressive.”

Argentina, which never faced Anisimovawill have the opportunity to surpass her best record in Australia after she fell on the verge of the third round on two occasions, with losses in 2021 and 2023 against the Croatian Donna Vekic and the Belarusian Victoria Azarenka.

Podoroskawhich stopped short its fleeting rise after a semi-finals in Roland Garros In 2020 as a result of a thigh injury, he smiled again on a big stage and removed the thorn of the tough defeat suffered in the last edition against Azarenka for the same result (6-1 and 6-0).

The Santa Fe woman joined her compatriots Francisco Cerúndolo y Sebastian Baez as Argentines with options in the individual modality of the Australian Open, which began this Sunday and will end on January 28. It is the first of the four tournaments Grand Slam of the international circuit. During the year they will also compete for Roland Garros (France), Wimbledon (Great Britain) and the US Open.

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