Victoria Azarenka did not make a quarter. Opposed to the Greek Maria Sakkari, the world number 14 easily qualified for the final of the WTA tournament in Ostrava (Czech Republic) by sweeping her opponent in two dry sets: 6-1, 6-3, this Saturday. The former best player in the world and finalist of the last US Open proves once again that she is finding her tennis sharp and that she will have to be counted on to secure a new title in 2020 after that of the Western & Southern Open, won at the end of August in New York.
But to do so, it will be necessary to pass on the body of her compatriot Aryna Sabalenka, winner in the wake of the American Jennifer Brady, also in straight sets (6-4, 6-4). The meeting between the two Belarusians, who had never met on the main circuit, quickly turned to the advantage of the world number 12. Very strong mentally, Sabalenka managed to save 5 of the 6 break points against her, disgusting the semi-finalist of the last US Open.
Aryna Sabalenka, who remains on a bitter defeat against Victoria Azarenka in the second round of the US Open (6-1, 6-3 victory for Azarenka) will try to take revenge against her compatriot this Sunday for the tournament title WTA of Ostrava.