Sabalenka prevails in heavyweight clash to get to Melbourne semis

MELBOURNE, Jan 25 ― Fifth seed Aryna Sabalenka outmuscled Donna Vekic 6-3 6-2 in a ferocious fight of large hitters currently to access the semi-finals of the Australian Open for the 1st time.

The 24-12 months-old, the only best-10 seed still left in the draw, took her possibilities in a bodily one particular-hour very first set littered with break points in advance of jogging away with the 2nd.

Vekic had held a 5-1 vocation record versus Sabalenka but was unable to match the degree of the new, enhanced model of the Belarusian with 13 double faults not assisting the Croatian’s bring about.

Sabalenka completed the semi-last line-up soon after 109 minutes on Rod laver Arena and will enjoy Polish shock package Magda Linette on Thursday for a place in her first Grand Slam ultimate. ― Reuters

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