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Patna : Second seed Simona Halep, 29, Romania, and 15th seed Iga Swiatek, 19, Poland, will clash in the 4th round of Australian Open (AO) 2021 on February 1, 2021.

Simona, the winner of two Grand Slam singles titles including Wimbledon in 2019 and French Open in 2018, demolished 32nd Veronika Kudermetova, 23, Russia, 6-1, 6-3 in 3rd round at Melbourne Park, Australia, on February 12, 2021, to reach the 4th round. The 2018 AO finalist Simona, won 6 break points during the match to 2 by Kudermetova. The Romanian fired 4 Aces in the match to 1 by Kudermetova. She also won 6 games in a row in the match to 2 by the Russian. Simona, in all, won 70 points to 52 by the Russian.

Swiatek, the reigning French Open champion, beat Fiana Ferro, 23, France, 6-4, 6-3 in 3rd round. The Pole won 6 break points in the match to 3 by Ferro. She also won 5 games in a row during the match to 4 by Ferro. The Pole, in all, won  65 points during the match to 52 by Ferro.