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24 May 2022, 15:36

Azarenka moves to French Open round two

MINSK, 24 May (BelTA) – Belarus' world number 15 Victoria Azarenka went off to a good start at the French Open 2022 seeing off world number 93 Ana Bogdan of Romania, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-1), 6-2, BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian will next play world number 65 Andrea Petkovic of Germany. Victoria Azarenka is playing on the clay courts of Roland Garros in Paris for the 15th time. Her best result was the semifinal in 2013. Last season, Victoria Azarenka won three matches and lost to Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the round of Last 16.

Belarus' number 47 Aliaksandra Sasnovich defeated China's Wang Xinyu (77), 6-4, 6-1, in the opener. The Belarusian will next take on world number 12 Emma Raducanu of the UK.

Belarus' best tennis player Aryna Sabalenka will open against France's world number 101 Chloe Paquet.

In round one Belarus' world number 50 Ilya Ivashka will take on world number 78 Benoit Paire of France.

The French Open will be over on 5 June.

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