Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Aryna Sabalenka beat Ashleigh Barty to win her first Madrid Open Women’s singles title


In tennis, Aryna Sabalenka stunned world number one Ashleigh Barty to win the Madrid Open for the first time yesterday.  In the women’s singles final, the world number seven Belarus’s Sabalenka beat Australian player 6-0, 3-6, 6-4.

In the men’s semifinals, No. 6-ranked Alexander Zverev followed his triumph over Rafael Nadal with a win over No. 4 Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-3, 6-4 to reach the final.

German player Zverev will now face world No. 10 Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the final, when he will be trying for his second title of the year after Acapulco in March. In second semifinals, Berrettini defeated No. 22 Casper Ruud of Norway 6-4, 6-4.

In the women’s doubles final, Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova, both from the Czech Republic, defeated Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Demi Schuurs of France 6-4, 6-3.

Earlier, Germany’s Alexander Zverev and compatriot Tim Puetz beat India’s Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov of Canada 6-4, 3-6, 10-5 to enter the men’s doubles semi-finals.

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