Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, the world number 2, is already in the semifinals of the tournament
The player took the title in Madrid in 2021 and will now play for a place in the final
The Belarusian Aryna Sabalenkaworld number two, specialized in the current edition of the Madrid tournament to stand in the revelation players: after defeating the Colombian in the second round of the final Camila Osorio and in the eighth of the 16-year-old Russian Mirra AndreevaThis Tuesday he won quarter-finals for the Egyptian Mayar Sherif by 2-6, 6-2 and 6-1 and tied his pass semifinals.
This time it costs more and a series remained on the road. With great service and a great leg that reaches everything, the sheriff put one in their leading contender for the title.
Sherif, who is 59 years old in the world, has achieved the ‘break’. in the first game, it was more than a warning. Sabalenka scored only three points the rest of the entire initial handle and he could not even dream of recovering the lost service. Instead, he gave up another one, in the fifth game. It was the first set he lost in the entire tournament.
Neither the game nor the gestures Sabalenka offers good sensations, but it manages to respond to two breaks, and the second set began and adds another that, for the first time in the accident, put it an advantage (4-2). With an empty game in the service and helped for a bouquet of the Sheriff’s mistake, less confident with the service (it went from a first serve rate of more than 90% to one in 80), the Belarusian. restored the natural order by winning the second series.
The Egyptian player with only one title in his record (Parma, 2022), was trained in Elche by the Spanish Justo González, He didn’t give up the fight but he lost accuracy. He didn’t run like he did in the beginning either. when it comes to all the balls and time to return to the set. In front of him found a recovered Sabalenka who signed ten games in a row, up 5-0 in the third. Sherif did the honor before going to the locker room and their defeat
I never played Egyptian in a quarterfinal in a Masters 1,000, where he arrived after eliminating the Italian Camila Giorgi Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina30th favorite, the French Caroline Garciafifth, and the Belgian Elise Mertens.
Sabalenkathis year’s winner of the Australian Open and finalist in India Wells take the title of Madrid in 2021 and now he will play for a place in the final and the winner of the match between the Greek Maria Sakkari and Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu.