Donna Vekic has to win four more Australian Open games if she is to claim her first Grand Slam victory, but the Croatian revealed in her on-court interview that reaching the round of 16 is a milestone, that she longed for

The world Nr33 fought its way back today to the 65 Saat beat Kaia Kanepi in a third round epic, and toppled the Estonian 5-7 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 to take her first place in the fourth round of the Australian Open after eight attempts. p>

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The win meant so much to Vekic that she burst into tears in her post-game interview

“I’m pretty relieved and happy right now,” said Vekic of Nine’s coverage, wiping off his tears and taking a deep breath

“It was a tough game. She played amazingly the whole game, but I had to fight to the end and I’m just happy to be through”

Vekic has been participating in the Australian Open every year since 2013, but the 24-year-old had only made it past the second round in this year’s edition

The furthest progress she has made in a Grand Slam tournament is the quarter-finals, which she reached at the US Open 2019 before falling to Swiss Belinda Bencic with 6-7 3-6

Vekic is now ready to be the No. 1 to meet24 American Jennifer Brady in the round of 16

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