Dellacqua dulls Golds in quarters
Casey Dellacqua has survived a scare before sneaking past second-seeded Gold Coaster Shannon Golds.
Dellacqua was on the back foot early as Golds came out blazing to take the first set 6-3.
The powerful lefty lifted her game in the second and said she was happy that she managed to eventually close the game out in the third set.
“I kinda relaxed a little bit more [in the second set] and got a little more aggressive,” explained Dellacqua.
“My shoulder’s feeling great actually, but I just didn’t get enough first serves in today and that’s something that I’ll definitely look to improve tomorrow.”
Dellacqua will face sixth-seeded Sally Peers in Saturday’s semifinals at Melbourne Park. Peers defeated fifth seed Marija Mirkovic today 7-5 6-3.
Live streaming begins Saturday 19 December at 10:55 am with Melbourne sports broadcasters Brett Phillips and Peter Marcato leading the commentary team. First up will be Casey Dellacqua versus Sally Peers, followed by Nick Lindahl versus John Millman, which will be followed by Bernard Tomic versus Kaden Hensel.