Aryna Sabalenka and Donna Vekic are scheduled to face each other in the quarterfinals of the 2022 WTA San Diego Open on Friday, October 14.
Aryna Sabalenka needed three sets to defeat Sloane Stephens and advance to the quarterfinals in a match that lasted two hours and two minutes. After receiving a first-round bye, Sabalenka was sent packing in the first set, with Stephens claiming four breaks of serve and a 6-1 victory. The Belarussian player, on the other hand, fought back to win the remaining two games and the match 1-6, 6-3, 6-2. Sabalenka, who was playing her first match since reaching the US Open semifinals and losing a close match to Iga Swiatek, earned five breaks of serve over the last two sets while holding her own in all but one game. She is now up against an opponent who has previously defeated her.
Donna Vekic, a former top-20 player, had dropped to 112th in the world earlier this season but has steadily risen in both the rankings and her performances. And, for the second time in a row, the Croat has won consecutive rounds to advance to the quarterfinals. The opponents against whom she has won make this performance even more impressive than her previous one in Tallinn. Vekic, who advanced through the qualifiers to enter the main draw here, sent Maria Sakkari packing in the first round, 7-6 (3), 6-1, but then made it two upsets in a row with an equally easy win over Karolina Pliskova. In an hour and 15 minutes, she defeated Pliskova 6-3, 6-2.
Aryna Sabalenka and Donna Vekic are scheduled to face each other in the quarterfinals of the 2022 WTA San Diego Open on Friday, October 14. The competition’s main draw is set to commence on October 10, 2022 and conclude on October 16, 2022.
The WTA San Diego Open 2022 will have five rounds of action excluding the qualifiers. These are the round of 32, round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final. The competition’s main draw is set to commence on October 10, 2022 and conclude on October 16, 2022.
|October 10||Round of 32|
|October 11||Round of 32|
|October 12||Round of 16|
|October 13||Round of 16/Quarter-finals|
|Maria Sakkari (wildcard)||5|
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