MINSK, 4 March (BelTA) – Belarus' world number 8 Aryna Sabalenka lost to Spain's world number 16 Garbine Muguruza 2-6, 6-7 (5-7), 3-6 in the Qatar Total Open second round, BelTA has learned.
The Spanish will next play Greece's world number 25 Maria Sakkari.
Earlier, Belarus' world number 14 Victoria Azarenka came through 6-4, 6-2 over Germany's world number 56 Laura Siegemund to reach the quarterfinal. The Belarusian will next take on Ukraine's world number 5 Elina Svitolina. The Belarusian powered into the second round past Russia's world number 39 Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-3. In the doubles opener Victoria Azarenka and Elina Svitolina lost to the Russian-German tandem of Elena Vesnina and Laura Siegemund 6-4, 5-7, 8-10.
At ATP Lyon Open Aliaksandra Sasnovich will play France's world number 218 Clara Burel for a spot in the quarterfinal.