Aryna Sabalenka defeated Lesia Tsurenko in the third round of the Australian Open in two sets 6-0, 6-0. After the impressive triumph, the Belarusian referred to Iga Świątek.
The rivalry between the runner-up and the leader of the WTA ranking warms up women’s tennis fans around the world. In 2023, Iga Świątek lost her lead in the hierarchy of the best tennis players in the world to Aryna Sabalenka for two months. Ultimately, the Pole regained the title of leader thanks to winning the WTA Finals, closing the season, where she defeated, among others, the above-mentioned Belarusian woman.
Aryna Sabalenka joked about Iga Świątek’s results
In the 2024 Australian Open season, which begins serious play, Świątek and Sabalenka are number one and number two in the tournament ladder, respectively. For now, the Belarusian has a much easier path. Sabalenka outplays her opponents with a smile and after the victory she is in a good mood, devoting time to… her Polish competitor.
– Last year, Iga won so many sets 6-0, so it was one of my goals to try to get closer to her – admitted the tennis player born in Minsk with a smile.
She managed to add two “bagels” (i.e. 6-0 wins in a set) to her list, thanks to a very impressive win over the Ukrainian. Łesia Tsurenko could only admire Sabalenka’s performances on the court in Melbourne.
The scenario of the final between Świątek and the Belarusian seems very realistic, although there is still a long way to go.
Iga Świątek – Linda Noskova, where and when to watch?
The WTA ranking leader from Raszyn near Warsaw will return to the court on the seventh day of the AO 2024 competition. The Pole will face the Czech Linda Noskova. The duel will take place on the main court, Rod Laver Arena, on Saturday (January 20). Start not before 9:00 a.m. Polish time. At stake will be advancement to the fourth round of the tournament.
It is worth recalling that the Grand Slam competition in Melbourne can be followed on January 14-28 on Eurosport. Additionally, the online broadcast will be available both on Eurosport Extra in Player and via platforms such as Polsat Box Go – where Eurosport channels will be available.
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