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25 May 2022, 15:50

French Open: Azarenka reaches third round

MINSK, 25 May (BelTA) – Belarus' world number 15 Victoria Azarenka has advanced to the French Open 2022 third round defeating world number 65 Andrea Petkovic of Germany, 6-1, 7-6 (7-3), BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian will next take on Switzerland's world number 24 Jil Teichmann. In the opener Victoria Azarenka saw off world number 93 Ana Bogdan of Romania, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-1), 6-2.

Belarus' number 47 Aliaksandra Sasnovich is set to face world number 12 Emma Raducanu of the UK. The Belarusian defeated China's Wang Xinyu (77), 6-4, 6-1, in the opener.

Belarus' world number 7 Aryna Sabalenka turned her match around against French world number 101 Chloe Paquet to prevail 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 and advance to the French Open second round. The Belarusian will next play world number 57 Madison Brengle of the United States.

Belarus' world number 50 Ilya Ivashka beat world number 78 Benoit Paire of France, 6-3, 7-5, 1-6, 7-5 to advance to the French Open 2022 second round. The Belarusian will next face world number 37 Cristian Garin of Chile. In the men's doubles opening round Ilya Ivashka and Australia's James Duckworth lost to Germany-New Zealand duo of Tim Putz and Michael Vinus, 2-6, 4-6.

In the women's doubles event Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Anna Blinkova of Russia will face Canada-Mexico tandem of Gabriela Dabrowski and Giuliana Olmos, Lidziya Marozava of Belarus and Kaitlyn Christian will play Russia's Varvara Gracheva and Oksana Kalashnikova from Georgia.

The French Open will be over on 5 June.

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