MINSK, 19 April (BelTA) – Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus teamed up with Spain's Paula Badosa went off to a good start in the Stuttgart Open doubles dismissing the Australia-Tunisia duo of Ellen Perez and Ons Jabeur, 7-5, 7-5, in an hour and a half, BelTA has learned.
World number 4 Aryna Sabalenka will open her singles run in the second round against either Germany's world number 108 Jule Niemeier or Canada's world number 121 Bianca Andreescu.
Belarus' world number 50 Aliaksandra Sasnovich will open her Istanbul campaign against Romania's world number 24 Sorana Cirstea. If the Belarusian wins, she will next play either world number 74 Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands or Turkey's world number 219 Ipek Oz. In the doubles opener Belarus' Lidziya Marozava and Kaitlyn Christian of the United States will face the U.S.-France tandem of Ingrid Neel and Elixane Lechemia.
The tournaments in Istanbul and Stuttgart will be over on 24 April.