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03 January 2024, 10:00

Azarenka reaches Brisbane International round of 16

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MINSK, 3 January (BelTA) – Belarus’ world number 23 Victoria Azarenka defeated world number 80 Anna Kalinskaya of Russia, 6-1, 7-6 (10-8), to advance to the round of 16 at the Brisbane International, BelTA has learned.

World number 2 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus needed just 58 minutes to pocket her first win of the season, defeating Italy's world number 52 Lucia Bronzetti, 6-3, 6-0, in the second round of the Brisbane International. 

Aryna Sabalenka won the tournament a year ago, and Victoria Azarenka was its winner in 2016.

The ongoing tournament in Brisbane will end on 7 January, and the world’s leading tennis players will continue preparations for the first Grand Slam tournament of the new season - the Australian Open. It will be held on the courts of Melbourne Park from 14 to 28 January.

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