Madrid Aryna Sabalenka is very happy because she changed her mind and decided to participate in the Madrid Open.
Two weeks after quitting the game due to a muscle injury, Sabalenka raised the championship trophy on the Centre Court today.
The Belarusian defeated first place Ash Barty 6-0, 3-6, 6-4 and won her tenth WTA championship, which was her first on a clay court. champion,
In the men’s final on Sunday, eighth seed Matteo Berrettini will meet 2018 champion Alexander Zverev.
Sabalenka’s victory comes after two weeks of injury during the final loss to Barty in Stuttgart. The Belarusian will be fourth next week.
“Honestly, after being injured in the final in Stuttgart, I couldn’t move. I want to leave here,” he said. “And I don’t know how, but my team did make the recovery very good. In four days, they made me feel much better. Somehow, I am here as the champion of this competition.”
Sabalenka injured an adductor muscle after losing to Batty in three sets, and Batty has won his last three sets so far this year.
This is a rematch of the final of the Stuttgart Open, when Barty won the third championship of the year. For Sabalenka, this is his second annual championship after winning in Abu Dhabi. This is the first time he has won this competition.
The sixth-ranked Zverev defeated Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-4. The German already defeated the Austrian in the final of the same game in 2018.
In the first set, Zverev once broke Tim’s serve. He did it twice for the second time.
So far, he has not lost a game, even in the quarterfinals against Nadal on Friday.
Zverev said of Nadal and Tim: “If you take Roland Garros into account, they may be the two best clay court players right now. They have the greatest chance of winning.” No matter what happens, La Dharma is the favorite. Novak (Djokovic) may be in second place and Dominica in third place. Therefore, it has been a good week for me, but the work has not yet been completed.”
His opponent in the final will be Berrettini. He has never missed a point against Casper Ruud. He will play in Belgrade for two weeks. After returning to the finals.
The Italian defeated the Norwegian by the same 6-4.
After winning Acapulco in March, Zverev will win his second title of the year.
Since winning his first Grand Slam title at the US Open, Tim has hardly won any victory.
In the women’s doubles final, Czechs Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova defeated Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski and France’s Demi Schuurs 6-4, 6-3.