Australian Open 2021 - Jennifer Brady eases past Donna Vekic to book quarter-final spot in Melbourne
Jennifer Brady has reached her first-ever Australian Open quarter-final thanks to a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Donna Vekic. The Croat, who was visibly injured, fought hard in the second set after a medical time out but was ultimately undone by a poor first set, which was defnied by unforced errors and double faults.
Jennifer Brady of the US celebrates her victory against Croatia's Donna Vekic during their women's singles match on day eight of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne
Jennifer Brady set up an Australian Open quarter-final meeting with her fellow American Jessica Pegula with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Donna Vekic.
Brady began the match at breakneck speed, racing into a 5-0 lead in next to no time.
Vekic spared herself a bagel with a gritty hold and made her opponent wait to seal the first set, saving four set points, but a volley of unforced errors and double faults had her facing an uphill battle from the early stages onwards.