The victory of Sabalenka and also the Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk went on in Beijing



by SEDEDIN DEDOVIC

The victory of Sabalenka and also the Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk went on in Beijing
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The tournament in China has been going on for a long time and today we received new participants in the round of 16 in the women's category. The number one tennis player in the world, Belarusian Arina Sabalenka, qualified for the round of 16 of the tournament in Beijing today, after defeating the 56th tennis player in the world, British Katie Boulter, after two sets, 7:5, 7:6.

Sabalenka won after two hours and 33 minutes. Given that the match lasted only two sets, we must mention to those who did not watch the match that Boulter put up a great resistance and made Sabalenka suffer a lot. However, it was not enough for anything more.

Boulter took a 4:3 lead in the seventh game of the first set. Sabalenka stepped up after that, she broke back in the 10th game and made a new one in the 12th, which was enough for her to take the lead in the match. In the second set, the tennis players made a break each and a tie-break was played, which Sabalenka won with 7:2 and thus qualified for the round of 16, where she will play against the very good Italian Jasmine Paolini.

It is certain that the Belarusian is a big favorite in this match as well, but looking at the match with Bulter, it will not be easy for her at all. She has to enter the match very seriously if she wants to win the tournament, which is certainly the key of the tennis player who is number 1 right now.

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Marta Kostyuk also qualified for the round of 16, after defeating the world's seventh tennis player Ons Jabert from Tunisia in two sets with 7:6, 6:1.

In the first set, the tennis players made a break each and a tie-break was played, which Kostyuk won with 7:5 and thus advanced to the round of 16. We have seen very beautiful and attractive matches in the previous part of the tournament, and now comes the best.

The entire match lasted one hour and 18 minutes, that was enough for Kostyuk to qualify. Kostyuk will play against the Russian Lyudmila Samsonova. A very good match is also waiting for us, it seems that the tennis players also took the tournament in China more seriously because it is noticeable how much their own mistakes affect them and cause anger.

Marta Kostyuk