The eighth racket of the world, American Sloane Stephens, beat Belarusian Victoria Azarenka, who occupies the 52nd line in the WTA rating, with 6/4, 2/6, 6/2 in the second round of the tournament in Madrid.
The match lasted 2 hours and 6 minutes. During this time, 26-year-old Stevens filed three times through, made three double faults and made three breaks, and 29-year-old Azarenka completed four aces, made a mistake nine times in filing and implemented two break points.
Previously, the score in personal meetings was 3: 3. In the third round of the Mutua Madrid Open competition, Stevens will compete with the French Alize Cornet or the Chinese Zheng SaiSai.