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Belarusian players learn opening-round opponents at Miami 2019

Sport 19.03.2019 | 08:59
Victoria Azarenka. Photo courtesy of Jimmie48 tennis photography
Victoria Azarenka. Photo courtesy of Jimmie48 tennis photography

MINSK, 19 March (BelTA) – The leading Belarusian tennis players have learned their opening-round opponents at the Miami Open 2019 which is underway on 18-31 March in the United States, BelTA has learned.

Vera Lapko will face Alize Cornet of France. If wins, the Belarusian will then take on Mihaela Buzarnescu from Romania. Aliaksandra Sasnovich will learn her rival once the qualifiers are over. Victoria Azarenka will play Dominika Cibulkova from Slovakia.

Victoria Azarenka is a three-time winner of the Miami Open (2009, 2011, 2016). Last year she reached the semifinal to lost to Sloane Stephens of the United States.

Belarus' number one Aryna Sabalenka will start her Miami run from the second round against either Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia or Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany.

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