Aryna Sabalenka Rocks Shenzhen Open To Win Third Title Of Her Career

Belarus top seed tennis player Aryna Sabalenka triumphed at Shenzhen Open by defeating American Alison Riske.

This is the third title for the Belarusian.

Sabalenka staged a 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-3 victory over three-time finalist Riske in Saturday’s final.

“Coach, thanks for all! We’ve done a great job,” Belarusian thanked her coach Dmitry Tursunov after the match.

On her road to the victory at the season-opening Shenzhen Open Aryna Sabalenka ousted German Tatjana Maria and Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova. Next, Sabalenka defeated Maria Sharapova who was forced to retire injured in 6-1, 4-2 defeat.

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In the semifinals, the Belarusian player left no chance to home favorite Wang Yafan, 6-2, 6-1.

The victory at Shenzhen Open helped Sabalenka add 220 points and move very close to Daria Kasatkina, who is now closing Top 10 of the women’s WTA ranking.

 Source: WTAtennis, TUT.BY
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