Sabalenka dropped out of first round of Rome Open Lost to 2020 Australian Open champion Kenin

Posted Posted onMay 12, 2023 Comments0

Arina Sabalenka (24, Belarus, world No. 2)토토사이트 was eliminated in the second round of the Women’s Professional Tennis (WTA) Tour Rome Open.

Sabalenka defeated Sofia Kenin (24, USA, world No. 134) in the second round (64 rounds) of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia at the WTA Tour Masters 1000 tournament held in Rome, Italy on the 12th (hereinafter Korean time). 0-2 (6-7<4-7> 2-6).

Sabalenka won the championship by defeating world number one Iga Sibiontech (21, Poland) in the final of the Madrid Open, which ended in Madrid, Spain on the 7th.

Sabalenka, winner of this year’s Australian Open, reached the top of the Madrid Open for the second time this season. In particular, at the Madrid Open, she built up her pride by avenging Sibiong Tech, whom she lost in the final of the Porsche Grand Prix.

However, she was unable to continue her rise at the Rome Open, where she was eliminated early. Sabalenka, her number 2 seed, passed her first round with a bye. The one she met in the second round was 2020 Australian Open winner Kenin.

Kenin won the Australian Open and finished runner-up at the French Open. However, his career has since gone downhill due to thigh and ankle injuries. Having risen to No. 4 in the world rankings in May 2020, he did not participate in the French Open and Wimbledon last year and was eliminated in the first round of the Australian Open this year.

After falling out of the top 100 in the world rankings, he met Sabalenka in the second round of the Rome Open. Kenin, who won the first set after a close match in a tie-break, easily took the second set 6-2 and advanced to the third round.

Kenin competes with Angelina Kalinina (26, Ukraine, 47th in the world) to advance to the round of 16.

World No. 4 Caroline Garcia (29, France) and Victoria Azarenka (33, Belarus, No. 17 in the world) also passed the second round.


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