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10 August 2021, 18:18

Azarenka to open Montreal 2021 against Romania's Sorana Cirstea

Romania's world number 40 Sorana Cirstea
Romania's world number 40 Sorana Cirstea

MINSK, 10 August (BelTA) – Belarus' world number 15 Victoria Azarenka will open the National Bank Open campaign against Romania's world number 40 Sorana Cirstea, BelTA has learned.

In the opening round the Romanian saw off world number 37 Alison Riske of the United States 6-3, 6-4. For Victoria Azarenka the tomorrow's meeting will be the first one since almost a month and a half break. The former world player last played at the 2021 Wimbledon on 1 July and lost to Sorana Cirstea 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 4-6.

Belarus' world number 3 Aryna Sabalenka will also kick off her Montreal run from the second round against either Ukraine's world number 50 Dayana Yastremska or world number 62 Sloane Stephens of the United States. Aryna Sabalenka and Elise Mertens of Belgium will start the doubles event from the round of Last 16.

The competitions in Montreal will complete on 15 August.

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