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13 October 2021, 09:49

Azarenka bests Sasnovich to reach Indian Wells quarterfinal

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

MINSK, 13 October (BelTA) - Victoria Azarenka overcame Aliaksandra Sasnovich in straight sets in an all-Belarusian fourth round, 6-3, 6-4, in an hour and 31 minutes to reach the Indian Wells quarterfinal, BelTA has learned.

A total of 22 winners helped Azarenka celebrate the victory. She also racked up 11 less unforced errors. Despite only serving at 47%, Azarenka saved five of the eight break points she faced.

“I thought it was a pretty solid performance overall. I felt that I was in control most of the times, which was kind of my goal today. I think that the end I rushed a little bit to finish the match on my serve. The next game I really played well. I think that was a quick turnaround so I'm happy with that,” Victoria Azarenka said after the match.

In the quarterfinal the Belarusian will face Jessica Pegula of the United States who cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Ukraine's Elina Svitolina in Tuesday's fourth round.

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