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03 January 2023, 14:25

Belarusian Victoria Azarenka starts 2023 with a win in Adelaide

Victoria Azarenka. File photo
Victoria Azarenka. File photo

MINSK, 3 January (BelTA) - Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka (World No.26) was off to a good start at the Adelaide International 1 in Adelaide, Australia, BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian won the first-round match against Ukraine's Anhelina Kalinina (39) on two tie-breaks 7-6 (11-9), 7-6 (7-5). The match lasted 2 hours and 37 minutes. Azarenka will next take on China's Zheng Qinwen (28). World's No. 5 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus will begin her campaign at the Adelaide International 1 against World No. 20 Liudmila Samsonova on Wednesday.

Another Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich (30) lost a three-set match to Estonian Kaia Kanepi (32) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 in the 1/16 finals.

The competition in Adelaide will end on 8 January.

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