The Belarusian player gets her second win of the season after defeating Barbora Krejcikova in Stuttgart 6-2, 6-3.
First round WTA 500 from Stuttgart it pitted the player of the year against the 12th player in the world. Aryna Sabalenka He is having a dream year after winning the Australian Open and reaching the Indian Wells final on a high. Barbora Krejcikova It comes after she lost in the third round at Indian Wells and Miami and lost one of her two matches at the Billie Jean King Cup. The head-to-head matchup between the two is dominated by Aryna, who has won 4 of 5 matches and started. as a favorite here as well.
Sabalenka starts with dominance
The player from Belarus started the match by passing very well and did not leave his opponent a chance to break his serve. That’s why the games varied and only he got a break that he couldn’t take advantage of. However, at 3-2, the world number one finally took the lead after a double fault by his rival. Barbora blamed the attack in a big way and was unable to recover, due to which he resigned from the service again. Sabalenka took the set with a wonderful backhand from the left side of the court with a score of 6-2.
Aryna ends the match
The second set started in the best possible way for Sabalenka’s advantage. He held a break after his opponent double-faulted on the first serve. After leveling his serve, he went 3-0, making it a foot and a half into the next round of the tournament. The fate of the game seemed to be sealed as Krejcikova couldn’t find a way to compromise the Belarusian’s serve, who held her advantage without any problems. In the situation 2-5, the Czech Republic had to save the first match point and found the winning serve. Even with his serving, Sabalenka sealed the story with a 6-3 final.