Aryna Sabalenka won the first set 6-1. Maria Sharapova was forced to retire in the second set due to injury (4-2). Sabalenka will face the winner between Romanian Monica Niculescu (99) and China's Wang Yafan (70) for a spot in the Shenzhen final.
The legendary Belarusian band Pesnyary will perform during the entertainment show before Dinamo Minsk vs St. Petersburg SKA match at Minsk Arena on 4 January, BelTA learned from Dinamo Minsk hockey club press service.
The defending champion started on a confident note scoring six goals in the first period. The young hockey players demonstrated good skills and fewer errors in defense in the remaining two periods. Nikolai Lukashenko scored two goals and made one assist.