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12 August 2021, 11:19

 Sabalenka into Montreal third round

MINSK, 12 August (BelTA) – Belarus’ world number 3 Aryna Sabalenka secured her first win at the Omnium Banque Nationale overcoming world number 62 Sloane Stephens of the United States 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-4 in her opener, BelTA has learned.

The match lasted for two hours and 28 minutes. Aryna Sabalenka will next face Canada’s world number 220 Rebecca Marino.

In the round of Last 32 former world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, currently ranked 15, saw off Romania's world number 40 Sorana Cirstea in two straight sets 6-2, 6-2 in an hour and 15 minutes. The Belarusian will next play Greece’s world number 18 Maria Sakkari.

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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