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Sport Sabalenka clinches third straight title with easy win in Abu Dhabi

12:52  13 january  2021
12:52  13 january  2021 Source:   reuters.com

In-form Sabalenka to face Kudermetova in Abu Dhabi final

  In-form Sabalenka to face Kudermetova in Abu Dhabi final World number 10 Aryna Sabalenka says she'll do everything she can to keep her winning streak alive after she posted a 14th consecutive victory in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday to reach her third final in as many tournaments. Sabalenka needed just 61 minutes to wrap up her 6-3, 6-2 success over the ninth-seeded Maria Sakkari and will take on Russia's Veronika Kudermetova in the title decider in the UAE capital on Wednesday. The 22-year-old from Belarus, who ended her 2020 season by picking up back-to-back titles in Ostrava and Linz, completed an Arabian Gulf hat-trick against Sakkari, having also defeated the Greek in Dubai and Doha 11 months ago.

Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka made a strong start to her 2021 season with a comfortable 6-2 6-2 win over Veronika Kudermetova of Russia to clinch the WTA 500 event in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday and extend her winning streak to It was the ninth title overall for the fourth-seeded Sabalenka , 22, as

Aryna Sabalenka in action at the Abu dhabi WTa Women's Open Image Credit: WTA Twitter. Dubai: Fourth seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus extended her career-best match- winning streak to 14 and set a showdown with Veronika Kudermetova in the final of the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open to

(Reuters) - Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka made a strong start to her 2021 season with a comfortable 6-2 6-2 win over Veronika Kudermetova of Russia to clinch the WTA 500 event in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday and extend her winning streak to 15 matches.

a person holding a green ball on a court with a racket: FILE PHOTO: Tennis: US OPEN © Reuters/Robert Deutsch FILE PHOTO: Tennis: US OPEN

After finishing 2020 with season-ending trophies at Ostrava and Linz, the strongly-built Sabalenka started her new campaign in same vein in Abu Dhabi and will rise to world number seven when the WTA rankings are updated on Monday.


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It was the ninth title overall for the fourth-seeded Sabalenka, 22, as she would now head to Melbourne for the first Grand Slam of the year at the Australian Open next month.

(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly; editing by xx)

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