Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka defeated Croatian Donna Vekic 6-3, 6-2 after 1h51 minutes of play in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. The world number 5 reached the semi-finals and will face Magda Linette from Poland.
Aryna Sabalenka she won a 2022 where she was unable to lift titles but had good weeks that kept her in the WTA Top 5. Last season, the Belarusian reached the final WTA 500 de Stuttgart y en el WTA 250 de Hertogenbosch. In addition, he reached the semi-finals US Open, M1000 de Roma and Cincinnati. Among other great weeks, it was in the top eight Qatar, San Jose and San Diego. His 2023 got off to a great start as he earned the title WTA 500 from Adelaide 1. He already crossed in Australia Tereza Martincova, Shelby Rogers, Elise Mertens and Belinda Bencic.
Donna Vekic It still strives to rise in the rankings and compete at the highest level, which is why it wants to place itself among the best. Last season, the Croatian did not win the titles, but made it to the finals from the classification San Diego WTA 500. In addition, he reached the quarterfinals Tallinn WTA 250 and inside WTA 250 in Birmingham, quality. The year 2023 started by reaching the quarterfinals of the series United Cup. He already won in Australia Oksana Selekhmeteva, Liudmila Samsonova, Nuria Parrizas and Linda Fruhvirtova.
Sabalenka takes it in straight sets
Aryna Sabalenka and Donna Vekic met in the quarterfinals Open Australia.
In the first set, the development was very combative and both were ready to fight and give their best. The Belorussian was the first to hit, although he could not confirm and the Croatian recovered. Until the sixth game, there were a lot of opportunities for one and the other, which few took advantage of. Later, Sabalenka escaped three break points and then broke her serve and closed it out 6-3 in an hour of intense fighting.
Galloped, encouraged and much looser, the fifth favorite for the title came out after everything in the second set was broken twice. But Vekic reacted to return the break and stay close to the goal. However, Aryna remained accurate, scouting, attacking, playing deep and doing a lot of damage. In this way he went bankrupt again and later condemned the profit 6-3, 6-2 after 1h51min.