Showing posts with label Aryna Sabalenka. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Aryna Sabalenka. Show all posts

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Sabalenka edges Stephens to level Fed Cup final

Sabalenka edges Stephens to level Fed Cup final

Sloane Stephens' miserable run continued as she lost a tough three-setter to Belarus teenager Aryna Sabalenka on Saturday in Minsk to leave the Fed Cup final level at 1-1.

Earlier, CoCo Vandeweghe beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich in straight sets to put the United States into the lead.

Stephens has lost every match since winning the US Open title in September. In her first Fed Cup appearance of the year, she lost to Sabalenka 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 after one hour 49 minutes on court.

The 19-year-old Sabalenka, ranked 78th in the world, had never faced Stephens, the world number 13.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Fed Cup final: Vandeweghe, Stephens open play vs Belarus

Fed Cup final: Vandeweghe, Stephens open play vs Belarus

CoCo Vandeweghe will play in the opening match of the Fed Cup final on Saturday when the United States takes on Belarus, with the Americans looking to break a 17-year championship drought.

Vandeweghe was drawn to face Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the first singles match. U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens will then play Aryna Sabalenka.

Kathy Rinaldi, in her first season as the U.S. captain, is trying to become the first since Billie Jean King to lead a winning Fed Cup squad.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sharapova wins Tianjin Open title

Sharapova wins Tianjin Open title

Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title since returning from a doping ban after defeating Aryna Sabalenka to win the Tianjin Open on Sunday.

The Russian, a tournament wild card, overcame Belarusian teenager Sabalenka 7-5, 7-6 (8) despite trailing heavily in both sets.