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20 October 2022, 14:06

Azarenka advances to Guadalajara Open round three

Victoria Azarenka. An archive photo
Victoria Azarenka. An archive photo

MINSK, 20 October (BelTA) – Belarus' world number 37 advanced to the Round of 16 at the Guadalajara Open Akron after world number 8 Paula Badosa of Spain was forced to retire, BelTA has learned.

After Azarenka closed out the set with an ace at 6-2, Badosa retired due to illness.

The Belarusian defeated Russia's world number 130 Elina Avanesyan, 6-4, 6-2, in the opener. Azarenka will face world number 15 Madison Keys of the United States next.

World number 4 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus lost to Russia's world number 22 Lyudmila Samsonova, 4-6, 6-2, 2-6, in the round of Last 32.

Belarus' world number 32 Aliaksandra Sasnovich lost to Ukraine's world number 58 Marta Kostyuk, 1-6, 3-6, in the opening round.

In the doubles round of Last 32 Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Lin Zhu of China defeated Sophie Chang of the United States and Indonesia's Aldila Sutjiadi, 7-5, 6-2. Belarus' Lidziya Marozava and Kaitlyn Christian of the United States lost to Poland's Alicja Rosolska and Erin Routliffe of New Zealand, 2-6, 6-3, 3-10.

The tournaments in Guadalajara will be over on 23 October.

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