Sabalenka cruises through to Italian Open semi-finals
Aryna Sabalenka advances to the semi-finals of the Italian Open with a dominant performance, showcasing her strength and skill on the clay courts.
Defeating ninth seed Jelena Ostapenko, world no. 2 Aryna Sabalenka advanced to the Italian Open semifinals with ease.

The Belarusian defeated Latvian Ostapenko 6-2 6-4 in just one hour and thirteen minutes.

In the Rome last four, Sabalenka, the two-time Grand Slam champion, will take on Danielle Collins, the 13th-seeded American who defeated Victoria Azarenka 6-4 6-3.

In the championship match, she might then go up against Iga Swiatek, the top seed in the world, a rematch of the thrilling victory the Polish player earned in the Madrid Open final earlier this month.

In the other semifinal match, Swiatek faces world no. 3 Coco Gauff, marking the first time since the 2013 French Open that the top three women’s players in the world have advanced to the semifinals of a WTA event of 250 level or above.

“With this amazing atmosphere and with this amazing support, that’s why I’m super motivated here and that’s why I always say that this is the dream tournament for me to win,” Sabalenka stated.

“I don’t have to think about staying focused since I truly enjoy playing here. I’m just having fun and trying my hardest to win every point I play, regardless of the outcome. I suppose that’s the secret.

Sabalenka cruises through to Italian Open semi-finals
Aryna Sabalenka advances to the semi-finals of the Italian Open with a dominant performance, showcasing her strength and skill on the clay courts.
Defeating ninth seed Jelena Ostapenko, world no. 2 Aryna Sabalenka advanced to the Italian Open semifinals with ease.

The Belarusian defeated Latvian Ostapenko 6-2 6-4 in just one hour and thirteen minutes.

In the Rome last four, Sabalenka, the two-time Grand Slam champion, will take on Danielle Collins, the 13th-seeded American who defeated Victoria Azarenka 6-4 6-3.

In the championship match, she might then go up against Iga Swiatek, the top seed in the world, a rematch of the thrilling victory the Polish player earned in the Madrid Open final earlier this month.

In the other semifinal match, Swiatek faces world no. 3 Coco Gauff, marking the first time since the 2013 French Open that the top three women’s players in the world have advanced to the semifinals of a WTA event of 250 level or above.

“With this amazing atmosphere and with this amazing support, that’s why I’m super motivated here and that’s why I always say that this is the dream tournament for me to win,” Sabalenka stated.

“I don’t have to think about staying focused since I truly enjoy playing here. I’m just having fun and trying my hardest to win every point I play, regardless of the outcome. I suppose that’s the secret.