Sabalenka suffered a resounding defeat in Miami and smashed her racquet on court in despair

Tennis news 24 mar 2024, 00:50
Sabalenka suffered a resounding defeat in Miami and smashed her racquet on court in despair Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

The second racket of the world, Belarusian tennis player, Aryna Sabalenka, lost in the third round of the prestigious tennis tournament in Miami. Her opponent was Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina, who was ranked 36th in the WTA ranking at the start of the week.

The match lasted two hours. Kalinina won the first set 6:4 in a struggle, but almost without chances gave the second set - 6:1 in favour of Sabalenka. In the deciding game the spectators did not see any struggle. The Ukrainian made three breaks in half an hour and confidently advanced to the next round.

One game before the end of the game, the Belarusian broke her racket on the court in despair.

For Anhelina Kalinina, this is the fourth victory over a tennis player from the top-10 of the WTA ranking. The Ukrainian will play Yulia Putintseva in the fourth round.

Sabalenka has not reached the quarter-finals at any tournament since her victory at the Australian Open. The Belarusian was eliminated in the first match in Dubai, in the fourth round of Indian Wells and now in the third round of Miami.

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