The fight lasted 1 hour and 53 minutes. The 109th World No. 33-year-old Svetlana made four breaks and three aces. The 20-year-old Sabalenka, who is in tenth place in the world classification, took the opponent’s bid twice, made two aces and 16 double faults.
In the personal meetings of athletes established equality – 1: 1. In the second round of the Mutua Madrid Open tournament, Kuznetsova will face off with the winner of the game Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck and Swiss Belinda Bencic.
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