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22 October 2021, 19:01

Sabalenka out of Kremlin Cup

MINSK, 22 October (BelTA) – Belarus' world number two Aryna Sabalenka failed to progress to the Kremlin Cup semifinal in Moscow, BelTA has learned.

In the women's singles quarterfinal the Belarusian lost to Russia's world number 37 Ekaterina Alexandrova, 3-6, 4-6. The match lasted for an hour and 13 minutes. Ekaterina Alexandrova will next face either Spain's world number five Garbine Muguruza or world number 20 Anett Kontaveit of Estonia.

In the round of Last 16 Aryna Sabalenka saw off Australia's world number 43 Ajla Tomljanovic, 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 6-1.

In the women's doubles opener Belarusian duo of Vera Lapko and Lidziya Marozava lost to Latvia-Czech Republic tandem of Jelena Ostapenko and Katerina Siniakova, 3-6, 2-6.

In the men's doubles semifinal Belarus' Ilya Ivashka and Pedro Martinez will take on Serbia's Nikola Cacic and Tomislav Brkic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The prize pot for this year's Kremlin Cup in the Russian capital is $1.345 million. The event will be over on 24 October.

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