ATP and WTA PREVIEW | 2024 Adelaide International Day Four including RYBAKINA v ALEXANDROVA, PEGULA and DRAPER v PAUL

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Wednesday, 10 January 2024 at 19:30
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Day Four of the 2024 Brisbane International is here and the Quarter-Finals are set in the latter stages of the WTA 500 and ATP 250 tournament taking place with Thursday January 11's schedule now confirmed.
Elena Rybakina after opening her account is the leading light in action and in our preview, we take a look at her tie as well as further clashes for Jessica Pegula, Tommy Paul and Jelena Ostapenko among others.

Rybakina not as rampant but through in Adelaide

Elena Rybakina will face off against Ekaterina Alexandrova in her quarter-final tie last up on Thursday morning in a similar slot to on Wednesday when she took down Cristina Bucsa. It wasn't plain sailing by any means for the Kazakh ace especially given she thrashed everyone in sight in Brisbane including Aryna Sabalenka in the final.
But many have been puzzled why she is even playing the tournament in the first place given the Australian Open is next week. Rybakina though has been in the habit as of late of entering tournaments and a lot of them likely with the World Number One and also the points drop off potentially awaiting from the Australian Open in her mind.
Jessica Pegula also continues her progression in Adelaide albeit the second seed will not play on the show court in a weird move and will instead by alongside Jiri Lehecka v Nicolas Jarry, Lorenzo Musetti v Alexander Bublik as the singles matches. This is odd due to the other ties on Centre Court.
Christopher O'Connell will start the proceedings against Sebastian Korda as the Aussie wildcard takes on the third seed, while Jelena Ostapenko who is back into the top 10 barring a myriad of circumstances will take on Marta Kostyuk with the Latvian in supreme form as of late. But the tie that perhaps is puzzling sees United Cup champion Laura Siegemund face Daria Kasatkina. Perhaps they are saving Pegula for the night session, but it is a slightly odd move especially due to time zones and fans likely wanting to watch the American. But if she plays in the semi-finals, she will likely return anyhow.
Also on the slate is a superb clash potentially between Tommy Paul and Jack Draper, two of the best to watch on the ATP Tour, it sees the top seed face the resurgent Brit prior to Rybakina. One step closer to crowning the latest ATP and WTA champions of the new season, but will the big names stay on course?

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