The WTA tournament in Montreal is in full swing, and the best tennis players in the world, led by Iga Świątek and Aryna Sabalenka, are joining the game. Unfortunately, many recognized players have already said goodbye to these struggles. One of them is Victoria Azarenka, who was affected by the drama.
This year’s edition of the Canadian Open is played by women in Montreal and men in Toronto. Today, i.e. on Wednesday, August 9, Iga Świątek will start her struggles, who will face Karolina Pliskova in the second round.
Magda Linette and Magdalena Fręch dropped out of WTA Montreal
Raszynianka remained the only Pole at the tournament in Montreal, because Magdalena Fręch had already said goodbye to Beatriz Haddad Mai and Magda Linette, for whom the draw was very unfavorable. The semi-finalist of the Australian Open already in the first round met Wiktoria Azarenka, who after a very long match, interrupted by rain, finally eliminated the Poznań player.
Magda Linette is back to full strength after an injury and the tournament in Montreal was her first since Wimbledon. In the clash with the Belarusian, the Polish woman had to fight not only with her rival, but also with the weather. First, with the score 2: 1 for Azarenka, it started to rain, so the tennis players had to leave the court for about two hours. When they returned, the Belarusian maintained the advantage and won 6:3. Before the start of the second set, it started to rain again and after another hour’s break, the 31-year-old returned to the court and … was unable to win any game.
Drama of the slayer Magda Linette. Unbelievable what happened
Azarenka was scheduled to face Sloane Stephens in the second round. However, as reported by The Tennis Letter, there was a drama during the warm-up with the participation of the Belarusian. The former world ranking leader had to withdraw from the tournament.
Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the Montreal tournament. She was injured during the warm-up before the game against Sloane Stephens.
Thus, the American checked into the third round of WTA Montreal, without going to the court. There she will face the winner of the match between Jennifer Brady and Yelena Rybakina.