The Australian Open champion and world number two, Belarusian Elena Sabalenka, put an end to the ambitions of world number 20 Latvian Elena Ostapenko to continue defending her title last year in the Dubai Tennis Championships for professional players, after the difficult victory that the Belarusian achieved today in two sets for a group. One, at the end of the round of 16.
Sabalenka needed an hour and 42 minutes to eliminate Ostapenko, after the first set, which the Latvian won 6-2, before the Belarusian woman was able to equalize the score by winning the second set (6-1), and repeating the matter by winning the third set (6-1) and the match.
Sabalenka aspires to her first title in “Tennis Dubai”, and to continue her brilliance for the current season, especially since her match against Ostapenko represented the 13th consecutive victory for the Belarusian in the 2023 season, including her crowning last month of the “Australian Open” title, the first of the four major tournaments for this season.
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