World News – UA – Ostrava 2020: Saturday’s order of play and match points


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It will be two meetings for the first time in the semi-finals J&T Banka Ostrava Open on Saturday, when former World Non1 Victoria Azarenka plays Maria Sakkari and Non-seeded Aryna Sabalenka take on Jennifer Brady for a place in the final

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CENTER COURT – 12:00 p.m. start Gabriela DABROWSKI (CAN) / Luisa STEFANI (BRA) vs [2] Barbora KREJCIKOVA (CZE) / Katerina SINIAKOVA (CZE) Not before 2:00 pm Maria SAKKARI (GRE) vs [4] Victoria AZARENKA (BLR) Not before 3:30 pm [3] Aryna SABALENKA (BLR) vsJennifer BRADY (USA) After a decent rest [1] Elise MERTENS (BEL) / Aryna SABALENKA (BLR) vs [4] Kirsten FLIPKENS (BEL) / Demi SCHUURS (NED)

Four-seeded NonVictoria Azarenka and Maria Sakkari will meet for the first time in the semifinals of the first J&T Banka Ostrava Open on Saturday Azarenka hopes to reach her 40th career WTA singles final, while Sakkari aims for her third WTA career singles final and his first final of the season

Azarenka has been on a tear this summer, having reached the quarterfinals or better in four of her last five events, including winning her first WTA singles title since 2016 at the Western & Southern Open and reaching her fifth Grand Slam final at the US Open Former world number1 is currently ranked world number14, well above his ranking of Non50 at the same time last year

Sakkari claimed fourth victory over a Top 5 opponent of her career when she ousted seed Elina Svitolina earlier this week in Ostrava Sakkari followed with a win over Ons Jabeur on Friday to reach his second WTA singles semi-final of the season A win over Azarenka would give Sakkari his fifth win over a top 20 player this year

« She’s a great player, she’s a great fighter so it’s going to be a lot of fun » 👏 @ vika7 to face Sakkari next # jtbankaostravaopen picTwittercom / 5PSBN59wco

No3-seeded Aryna Sabalenka and Jennifer Brady will also face off for the first time in the second semi-final of the day Sabalenka contemplates her 11th career WTA singles final, while Brady seeks her second final of the day. season and his career

Sabalenka staged two outrageous comebacks in both of her matches this week In her second-round battle against Coco Gauff, Sabalenka dropped the first set 6-1 and fought back 5-2 in the final set before triumphing in a decisive tie-break In the quarter-finals, Sabalenka lost the first ten games against Sara Sorribes Tormo before winning 12 games in a row to win the match

Brady is in his fourth semi-final of his groundbreaking 2020 season One of those semi-finals landed him his first career WTA singles title at Lexington, and another was his first trip to the four last of a Grand Slam tournament at the US OpenA win over Sabalenka would be Brady’s 11th career victory over a Top 20 player and her sixth of the year

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World news – UA – Ostrava 2020: Saturday order of play and match points


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