Adelaide International: Swiatek defeats Fernandez to face Azarenka in quarters

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Adelaide, Jan 6 | Defending champion Iga Swiatek defeated Leylah Fernandez 6-1, 6-2 at the Adelaide International on Thursday to set up a quarter-final clash against two-times Grand Slam winner Victoria Azarenka.

The 2020 Roland Garros winner Swiatek took control of the match from 1-1 in the first set and capitalised on Fernandez’s misfiring serve to wrap up the victory in 75 minutes at the Australian Open warm-up event. Ranked fifth at this year’s tournament, Swiatek hit 17 winners against her 19-year-old opponent and did not face a break-point as she extended her winning streak in Adelaide to seven matches.

“I was playing against a younger girl, which is pretty new for me,” Swiatek said. “She’s pretty talented and she’s a Grand Slam finalist, so I knew it was going to be tricky. I felt really confident and I’m pretty happy that I could finish it really quickly and I didn’t let go of focus.”

Swiatek will face Azarenka in the next round after she scored a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Australian wildcard Priscilla Hon. Hon had stunned Petra Kvitova in the first round on Monday and threatened a tiebreak in the second set against Azarenka but the Belarusian wrapped up the win in just under 90 minutes.

Source: IANS

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Share Market Closing Bell: Nifty ends above 15,800, Sensex gains 180 pts

Share Market Closing Bell: Nifty ends above 15,800, Sensex gains 180 pts

The benchmark Indices Nifty started on the positive side after continuous sell off in last week and has managed to settle at 15842.30 with 60 point gain or 0.38 percent. However Nifty has failed to regain 16000 levels prior to LIC listing.

While Bank nifty has managed to settle at 33597.60 levels after gaining 1.44 percent. On the sectoral front, Nifty PSU Bank, Nifty Realty and Auto have contributed 2-3 percent gain on closing basis. On the flip side Nifty IT and FMCG ended with losses of 0.75 percent and 0.35 respectively. In Nifty, EICHERMOT, APOLLOHOSP and UPL were the top gainers while ULTRACEMCO, SHREECEM and ASIANPAINT were the prime laggards.

Technically, after forming the bearish candle on the weekly chart, the index has formed a Doji candlestick on the daily chart which shows indecisiveness among the trades. Moreover, the index has also faced a resistance from falling trend lines and showed profit booking from higher levels. However, Fibonacci retrenchment also has support around 15650 levels.

Traders may find buying opportunities for short term as if 15650 levels is protected. In the hourly chart, with support of the middle Bollinger band short term upside movement is expected. Stock specific action would drive the market in coming days too.

On the derivatives front, the highest call OI is at 16000 strike price followed by 16200 strike prices while on the put side, highest OI is at 15500 strike price. INDIA VIX closed at 24.53 with gain of 4.43 percent intraday indicating volatility is going to remain till weekly expiry . On the other hand, Bank nifty has support at 32600 levels while resistance is placed at 34500 levels.

Sumeet Bagadia
Executive Director
Choice Broking

Source: Choice India

 

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