Flying into Palermo last 8
It was busy days for Sasha in Madrid: she has played 4 matches in the last couple of days. She won Anett Kontaveit (15 WTA) 0-6, 6-3, 6-2 and Anna Karolina Schmidlova (103 WTA) 6-2, 6-2 in singles and played doubles with Lesia Tsurenko having won Kasatkina/Kontaveit 7-5, 0-6, 10-4 and lost to Ostapenko/Zvonareva 6-1, 1-6, 8-10. We have seen and enjoyed 4 matches with Sasha and now all the attention to the 3 round in singles where Aliaksandra will face world number 1 – Naomi Osaka.
What can we expect from this match? For sure great fight! Aliaksandra is in a good form and will try to do her best. Now lets just focus on some details about the opponent.
On her way to the 3 round Osaka was not faultless. In the 1 round she won Dominika Cibulkova (32 WTA) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) in 1 hour 55 minutes. In the 2 round had a difficult match against a local player Sara Sorribes Tormo (73 WTA) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-0 for 2 hours 35 minutes.
Total time on court. 5 hours 25 minutes/4 hours 30 minutes
Double faults. 5/5
Average 1 serve. 58%/67%
Average 1 serve won. 72%/67%
Average 2 serve won. 52%/36%
But all this is just numbers. Everything will be decided tomorrow on court. We all can’t wait for this battle and believe in Aliaksandra. Let’s support Sasha together! She can do it!
Center court. Manolo Santana
14-00 local time. 15-00 Minsk
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