Aryna Sabalenka beats Donna Vekic to enter the semi-finals of the Australian Open
Aryna Sabalenka enters one of the major matches of her career and the fourth semi-final of the Grand Slam. Sabalenka beat Donna Vekic 6-3 and 6-2 to secure 81 points despite delivering 9 double faults as against 13 double faults faced by Donna.
She will now face Magda Linette in the Semi-Final round of the Australian Open. Notably, Aryna has won all 9 matches that she played this year.
The atmosphere was unbelievable, Aryna stated while interacting with the media, adding that it was a tough match against Vekic as she is a great player. The head-to-head figure was 1-5. It is now up to 2-5. Three more to go, said Sabalenka, who has credited her calmness for the victory. She was expecting the game to be tough. Therefore, she could stay in the event no matter what.
Sabalenka took a 2-1 lead early in the 22 minutes of the game that lasted for 1 hour and 51 minutes. A tie broke for 3-3- after 40 minutes into the game.
Vekic found it hard to bounce back since her double faults had seen the limit of 13 against 9 by Sabalenka, who won 70% of the first serve. She was also able to convert 5/13 break points in comparison to 2/14 by Donna. A total of 12 games went for Aryna, who saw her opponent clinch a win in only 5 games.
Domination has been a part of her gameplay since the beginning of the Australian Open, except for Bencic, who was able to make it difficult for her to break the 7-5 game in her favor. Some of the tennis betting sites are now seeing a shift in preference, too, with many fans supporting Aryna to advance to the finals.
The one against Bencic gave 4 double faults to her after she was able to convert 4/5 breakpoints. A margin of 6 winning games still pinches Bencic for the board bringing 7 games to her name.
Aryna Sabalenka moves up the ladder in the Semi-Final. The player to win will go against either ElenaRybakina or Victoria Azarenka in the final. As for the men’s category, Tommy Paul is waiting for an opponent at a time when Karen Khachanov and Stefanos Tsitispas have already formed a competitive group.