Aryna Sabalenka performed a match for the primary time since reaching the U.S. Open semifinals and subsequently testing constructive for the coronavirus, beating Ajla Tomljanovic 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-1 Wednesday to achieve the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup.
The second-ranked Belarusian, who had a bye within the first spherical, had 10 aces but in addition made 30 unforced errors.
“She’s a tricky opponent for the primary match after a very long time out on a break,” Sabalenka mentioned. “I calmed down a bit and began enjoying properly.”
Sabalenka had not performed since her three-set loss to Leylah Fernandez within the U.S. Open semifinals. She was as a consequence of play in Indian Wells, California, however mentioned she had examined constructive for the coronavirus the day earlier than play began.
Sabalenka will subsequent play Ekaterina Alexandrova, who beat Anhelina Kalinina 6-4, 6-1.
Garbine Muguruza attain the quarterfinals by beating Tereza Martincova 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. She is going to subsequent face both Anett Kontaveit or Andrea Petkovic.
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