Cincinnati Masters ’18: Sabalenka Continues Her Winning Ryhthm

Cincinnati Masters

The unseeded Aryna Sabalenka, spared a match point and fueled to the fourth Top 10 triumph in her tennis career, by beating the No.6 seed Caroline Garcia by 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.

Aryna SiarhiejeÅ­na Sabalenka is a Belarus national and a professional tennis player. In her illustrious career so far, Aryna has won 5 ITF singles titles and 1 ITF doubles title.

In the post match conference, Aryna Sabalenka said:

I just say to myself, like, ‘Come on. I will put every ball in. I don’t know how [I saved match point] because she did a really great serve and I just played the [return], I don’t know, like a baby. She was just going for the next shot, and I was going back, like, ‘No, no, no.’ Then I don’t know. I saved it. So I was lucky a little bit.

It was not only an expert adversary that Sabalenka needed to manage, as the climate was also a major disappointment that she had to face. The beginning of the match was postponed for five hours on account of heavy rain, and even when the rain stopped, the players could only play two games as the downpour restarted.

But, thankfully the play resumed in time and it was Sabalenka who won the first set, lost the second and then made a comeback to win the 3rd set and proceeded into the next round.

Sabalenka has now won four matches in a row and each of the four wins have come in the previous three months.

The Belarusian No.1 started her monster killing adventures with Karolina Pliskova in Eastbourne tournament, and a week ago in Montreal, she defeated Caroline Wozniacki.

This was followed by a win over Pliskova and now by defeating Caroline Garcia in the Cincinnati masters, the 20-year-old, has become the youngest player in the Top 50 Women’s singles tennis rankings.

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