Sabalenka won the opening matches at the WTA Finals

Sabalenka won the opening matches at the WTA Finals” Aryna Sabalenka beat world number two Onze Jabevar 3-6 7-6 (5) 7-5 at the WTA Finals in Fort Worth, Texas on Monday, while Maria Sakari beat Jessica Pegula to reach the final in Guadalajara. Reached eight. I avenged the American defeat. First.

Sabalenka won the opening matches at the WTA Finals

Sicari defeated world number three Pegula 7-6(6) 7-6(4) to record her first win against a top-five opponent this year and join Sabalenka as the early leader of her four-man field.

The eight women at the WTA Finals are divided into two groups, with the top two finishers advancing to the semifinals.

The second group includes Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff, Carolina Garcia, and Daria Kasatkina.

World number seven Sabalenka looked set to lose her first round-robin match as she trailed 2-4 in the decider but managed to wrap up the thriller in two-and-a-half hours.

“Somehow another miracle happened for me and I managed to win this match,” she said.

Tunisia’s Djibouti, a Wimbledon and US Open finalist this year, was able to shake her head after falling just two points away from victory with a 5-3 lead in the second-set tiebreak and a 5-2 cushion in the third. One point away.

Sabalenka broke to love to start the second set en route to a 4-1 lead and looked set for a decider but suddenly fell behind 6-5 and had to serve to force a tiebreak. , where he won four straight points to set. Third setup.

In the first singles match of the day, Sciari, a semi-finalist at last year’s finals, came out more aggressive than in her recent match with Pergola.

The first set lasted 71 minutes – a minute longer than their entire Guadalajara final – and Safari took it to the third set point of the tiebreak with a forehand passing shot.

The Greek led 3-0 in the second set before Pegula stormed back, saving two match points and holding serve to force another tiebreak. However, she failed to send the match to a deciding set.

“It’s never easy against Jess,” said the world number five. He is an amazing player, he is very confident at the moment. “I knew it was going to be very difficult but I fought hard and trusted my game.”

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