At the Italian Open 2021, in Rome, there will be the strongest tennis players on the planet: among them also the expected backs of Serena Williams and Bianca Andreescu. Leading the draw will be Asleigh Barty, on a collision course in the second round with one between Jaroslava Shvedova and Martina Trevisan.
Aryna Sabalenka, who after the defeat in Stuttgart and the victory in Madrid against Ashleigh Barty, she could find the world number one even in the quarter-finals in Rome. Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka on the same side along with Simona Halep Obviously, the curiosity linked to the return of the 23-time Grand Slam champion, who has not played an official match since the Australian Open semifinal, lost to Naomi Osaka, is enormous.
Serena, in the bottom-half, will see it with a qualified or with Nadia Podoroska, before a possible crossing with Belinda Bencic. The Japanese tennis player, number two in the seeding, could instead have a difficult match against Daria Kasatkina.
Simona Halep, in case of success with a qualifier in the first round, could get stuck in the segment of draw with Angelique Kerber, semifinalist in Rome in 2012. Petra Kvitova and Bianca Andreescu, who have played just five matches in the last three years on clay courts, also orbit in the surroundings.
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Aryna Sabalenka won the women' singles Mutua Madrid Open 2021 by beating Ashleigh Barty in three sets, with the final score of 6-0 3-6 6-4.
She dominates the first set, she goes out in the heart of the second and restores the advantage in the final rush. So Aryna breaks down Ashleigh's stamina, as she didn't lose a Charleston match. Among other things, she also avenged the misstep in the final in Stuttgart a few weeks ago.
The Belarusian tennis player won after almost two hours of play and enriches her career title collection with the eleventh trophy Nothing to do for the number one in seeding, short of ideas in the initial phase and obviously also of energy in the final part.
Together with one of her most prestigious titles, Sabalenka considerably improves the best ranking and reaches the fourth position in the world. The third position occupied by Simona Halep is just over four hundred points. In the men's singles, after Fabio Fognini, Federico Delbonis and Christian Garin, Italian Matteo Berrettini, already sure of the ninth position in the ranking - also beats Casper Ruud to reach the 2021 Mutua Madrid Open final.
Thanks to an impeccable performance with the available serve, Matteo won 6-4 6-4 on the threshold of two hours of play and reaches Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem's executioner. The Austrian is not enough for this Alexander Zverev.
This, simplistically, is the reason for the 6-4 6-3 which matures at the threshold of ninety minutes of play. The 2018 champion manages the matter perfectly thanks to 79% of the points with the first ball and above all he smears three breaks in a surgical way.
One in the inaugural stage, two in the second. Sascha catches the twenty-fourth final in his career, the number eight in the category, but above all consolidates his sixth position in the ranking.