MINSK, 4 January (BelTA) – Belarus' world number 113 Egor Gerasimov has progressed into the Adelaide International 1 round of Last 16 after securing a solid win over Hungary's world number 40 Marton Fucsovics, 6-3, 6-4, in an hour and 19 minutes, BelTA has learned.
Egor Gerasimov will next challenge Italy's world number 62 Gianluca Mager or Argentine's Francisco Cerundolo (127). The Belarusian reached the event's main draw defeating Australia's Henry Lamchinniah, 6-0, 6-1 and Moldova's world number 123 Radu Albot, 6-3, 0-6, 6-2 in the qualifying.
At the women's tournament in Melbourne Belarus' world number 107 Aliaksandra Sasnovich has made it into the main draw after solving Ukraine's world number 118 Lesia Tsurenko, 7-5, 6-1. In the first qualifying round the Belarusian proved stronger over Australia's world number 522 Olivia Tjandramulia, 6-2, 6-3. Belarus' world number 139 Olga Govortsova failed to reach the main draw losing to Slovakia's world number 162 Viktoria Kuzmova, 1-6 (the Belarusian had to withdraw). In the opener Olga Govortsova defeated Liang En-Shuo of Chinese Taipei (200), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).
On 4 January, Victoria Azarenka, ranked 27 in the world, will face world number 8 Paula Badosa of Spain in the Adelaide International singles opener. World number 2 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus will kick off her run from the second round against world number 100 Kaja Juvan of Slovenia.