ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates: Aryna Sabalenka received her third straight tour title and 15th straight match by beating Veronika Kudermetova 6-2, 6-2 Wednesday within the Abu Dhabi Open remaining.
The fourth-seeded Belarusian, who received indoor tournaments in Ostrava and Linz on the finish of final season, final misplaced within the fourth spherical of the French Open in October.
Sabalenka will rise three locations to seventh within the rankings. She is 9-Four in profession finals and 6-Zero within the final 16 months. Kudermetova was enjoying in her first tour remaining.
The event in Abu Dhabi was rapidly organized by the WTA to supply gamers extra match time after the Australian Open was rescheduled for February amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Sabalenka and Kudermetova will now journey to Australia, the place they’ll spend time in quarantine with restricted observe alternatives forward of the Australian Open and its warm-up occasions.
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