Maria Sakkari reacts after winning her Abu Dhabi Open match against Garbine Muguruza.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin came back from match point down to beat Yulia Putintseva and reach the quarter-finals of the Abu Dhabi Open on Saturday.
Kenin posted 57 unforced errors to Putintseva’s 43 but still prevailed 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 over the 13th-seeded Putintseva.
Ukraine second seed Elina Svitolina came from 3-5 down in the final set and saved two match points during the final-set tiebreak to beat 17th-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia, 6-2, 6-7 (7/5), 7-6 (10/8).
Top seed Sofia Kenin of the United States moved into the third round of the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open on Friday afternoon after Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens had to retire due to a left ankle injury which occurred during the match.
No.1 seed Sofia Kenin of the US opened her season by beating Yang Zhaoxuan 7-6 (4), 6-2 in the first round of the Abu Dhabi Open on Thursday. The American hit 11 aces against Yang to set up a second-round match against Kirsten Flipkens,
Aryna Sabalenka notched her 14th consecutive match-wins after ousting Maria Sakkari to enter the 2021 season’s first WTA singles final at the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open. Reaching her third final in as many tournaments, world number 10 Sabalenka says she’ll do
Hayward, meanwhile, took the overall honours in the 10km run with a time of 47:28, finishing a minute and 37 seconds ahead of Helen Boland of Ireland (49:05), while Kahli Johnson of the UK was third overall with a time of 49:10.
The UAE-based GPX Racing has become only the second Emirati team to take outright victory at the Hankook 24H DUBAI after a commanding performance at the Dubai Autodrome on Saturday.
The deciding fourth Test between Australia and India in Brisbane hung in the balance on the second day after a massive thunderstorm caused play to be abandoned on Saturday following the tea break.
Three passengers on two charter flights that brought them to Melbourne on Saturday tested positive to Covid-19, causing 47 players on those flights to be barred from practising for a fortnight, in what could be a major setback to their Australian Open preparations.