MINSK, 11 January (BelTA) – Belarus' world number 2 Aryna Sabalenka lost her opener at Adelaide International 2, BelTA has learned.
In the round of Last 32 the Belarusian lost to Sweden's world number 93 Rebecca Peterson, 7-5, 1-6, 5-7. The match lasted for two hours and 20 minutes. Rebecca Peterson will next face world number 59 Madison Brengle of the United States.
In the men's round of Last 32 Belarus' world number 106 Egor Gerasimov will take on Gianluca Mager of Italy, ranked 62. The two played each other in the round of Last 16 of the previous tournament in Adelaide and the Belarusian celebrated a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 victory. The same as a week ago Egor Gerasimov went through the qualifying to reach the main draw. In the qualifying he solved Argentine's world number 81 Juan Cerundolo, 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 and saw off world number 692 Hugo Nys of Monaco, 6-2, 6-3.
Adelaide International 2 will finish on 15 January. Then, the Belarusian tennis players will travel to Melbourne where the first tournament in the Grand Slam season, Australian Open, will kick off on 17 January.