Sabalenka to play Brisbane in warm-up for Australian Open defence

Aryna Sabalenka will launch preparations for the defence of her Australian Open crown by playing at the Brisbane International, organisers said on Tuesday. Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka(AFP) Elena Rybakina — beaten by Sabalenka in the final in Melbourne at the start of this year — will also play at the December 31-January 7 Brisbane event. Four-time … Read more

Iga Swiatek tops Aryna Sabalenka at WTA Finals to reach title match and get a shot at No. 1

Iga Swiatek gave herself a shot at her first WTA Finals title and the year-end top ranking by eliminating No. 1 Aryna Sabalenka 6-3, 6-2 in a rain-suspended semifinal Sunday. Iga Swiatek, of Poland, celebrates after defeating Aryna Sabalenka, of Belarus, during a women’s singles semifinal match at the WTA Finals tennis championships, in Cancun(AP) … Read more

Jessica Pegula needs 7 match points to stun No. 1 Aryna Sabalenka at the WTA Finals

Jessica Pegula converted her seventh match point to complete a 6-4, 6-3 victory over No. 1-ranked Aryna Sabalenka at the WTA Finals on Tuesday to close in on a semifinal berth. USA’s Jessica Pegula(AFP) Pegula won all four sets she’s played so far in round-robin action, a year after going 0-3 at the season-ending championship. … Read more

Sabalenka cruises into US Open semi-finals with win over Zheng

A ryna Sabalenka lived up to her billing as US Open favourite with a straightforward 6-1, 6-4 victory over Zheng Qinwen in the opening match on Wednesday. Sabalenka will succeed Iga Swiatek as world No1 when the rankings are revised immaterial of how she fares in her semi-final and beyond. And she produced a performance … Read more

Carlos Alcaraz, Aryna Sabalenka romp into last-16 at US Open

World number one Carlos Alcaraz surged into the last 16 of the US Open on Saturday as second-seeded Aryna Sabalenka advanced safely in the women’s draw. Alcaraz, looking to become the first man to successfully defend the title since Roger Federer in 2008, polished off British 26th seed Dan Evans 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in … Read more

Aryna Sabalenka powers into US Open 2023 last 16

Second seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus swatted aside France’s Clara Burel to power into the last 16 of the US Open on Saturday. Aryna Sabalenka, of Belarus, reacts during a match against Clara Burel, of France, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis championships(AP) Sabalenka — who defeated Burel in straight sets at … Read more

Coco Gauff stuns Iga Swiatek, will face Karolina Muchova for Cincinnati title

Coco Gauff beat world number one Iga Swiatek for the first time in eight meetings on Saturday to advance to the Cincinnati Open final as the American teenager’s level continues to rise ahead of the U.S. Open. Iga Swiatek of Poland congratulates Coco Gauff after their match during the semifinals of the Western & Southern … Read more

Swiatek in ominous French Open form as Sabalenka targets final

Two-time champion Iga Swiatek looks to reach a third French Open final in four years on Thursday while Aryna Sabalenka puts her 12-match Grand Slam winning run on the line in the Roland Garros semi-finals. Poland’s Iga Swiatek celebrates winning her quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Coco Gauff of the U.S. … Read more

French Open: Muchova stuns reigning Australian Open champ Sabalenka to reach maiden career Grand Slam final

World no. 42 Karolina Muchova sealed a thrilling 7(7)-6(5) 6(5)-7(7) 7-5 victory against Aryna Sabalenka in the women’s singles semi-finals of the ongoing French Open, at the Philippe-Chatrier Court in Paris. In what turned out to be a roller coaster first set, Muchova edged to a 7(7)-6(5) win in the first set. Karolina Muchova of … Read more

Aryna Sabalenka hurries into French Open fourth round

Aryna Sabalenka wasted no time as she whizzed into the fourth round of the French Open with a 6-2, 6-2 drubbing of Kamilla Rakhimova of Russia on Friday. Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka plays a backhand return to Russia’s Kamilla Rakhimova during their women’s singles match on day six of the Roland-Garros Open tennis tournament at the … Read more