Aryna Sabalenka conquers Anett Kontaveit 6-4 3-6 6-1 in the quarter in Stuttgart on Friday. Sabalenka will clash against Paula Badosa Gibert in the semifinal. The match lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes. Her most significant achievement in this tournament was reaching the final in 2021. Here you can see her history at this event.
The Belarussian added to her prize money € 16,073 after winning this match. She has won already € 33,879 till now in this event. If she wins the next match, Sabalenka will add € 24,153 to her earnings to get in total € 58,032.
Highlights Aryna Sabalenka vs. Anett Kontaveit Porsche Tennis Grand Prix – Stuttgart
Stats: aces, double faults, breaks, winners
At the end of the match, the Belarussian scored 85 points vs. the Estonian’s 72.
The Belarussian served exceptionally well to win 75% of the points (40/53) behind her first serve. Yet she won only 39% points (7/18) on her second serve. Sabalenka struck 10 aces and she committed 6 double faults. Aryna was effective at converting 50% of the break points that she conquered (5/10).
On the other side, Anett was struggling to find the solution in converting her break points (only 43% – 3/7). That was one of the key issues for her demise.
After this match, the head to head between Sabalenka and Kontaveit is 5-0 for Aryna.
Draw and next match H2H: Aryna Sabalenka vs. Paula Badosa Gibert – stats
Sabalenka will play Badosa Gibert in the semifinal.
This will be the 3rd time that Aryna Sabalenka and Paula Badosa Gibert face off. The head to head is 2-0 for Badosa Gibert (see full H2H stats), but they have never competed against each other on clay.
The last time that they squared off, Badosa Gibert won 6-4 6-0 in the R in Guadalajara back in 2021.
Live score progression and stats
Sabalenka didn’t want to give any chance to the opposition at the beginning of the set after breaking Anett Kontaveit in the 1st game (1-0). Notwithstanding, there was more to do for Aryna to win the set as Kontaveit succeeded in breaking back in the 2nd (1-1) game. The Belarussian maintained her cool to break the Estonian in the 3rd (2-1) game before winning the set (6-4).
Sabalenka converted 33% of her break points (2/6). She had 6 break points opportunities in the 1st (0-0 30-40) and the 3rd game (1-1 30-40, 40-A, 40-A, 40-A and 40-A). On the other side, the Estonian was clinical in converting the only break point that she conquered in the 2nd game (0-1 30-40).
They contested 64 points. The Belarussian won 4 more points than the Estonian (34-30). The Belarussian surrendered 9 points on serve (18-9). On the losing side, Kontaveit conceded 16 points on serve (21-16).
Kontaveit won the set after she broke Aryna in the 6th (4-2) and in the 8th (5-3) game. Sabalenka tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 7th (4-3) game. Nonetheless, the Estonian didn’t make any concession anymore to conquer the set 6-3.
Kontaveit was exemplary in converting all her break points in the 2nd (1-0 30-40), the 6th (3-2 15-40, 30-40, 40-A and 40-A) and the 8th game (4-3 0-40). Moreover, on the other side, Sabalenka was exemplary in converting all her break points in the 0th (0-1 40-A) and the 6th game (2-4 0-40).
They played 56 points. Kontaveit won 8 points more than Sabalenka (32-24). Kontaveit lost 11 points on serve (18-11). Regarding the other side of the net, Sabalenka conceded 14 points on serve (13-14).
Aryna won the set after she broke Kontaveit in the 4th (3-1) and in the 6th (5-1) game.
Kontaveit was eclipsed in the last 5 games of the set when the score went from 1-1 to 6-1.
Sabalenka converted 66% of her break points (2/3). She had 3 break points opportunities in the 4th (2-1 40-A) and the 6th game (4-1 15-40 and 30-40). On the other side, Sabalenka didn’t concede a single break point during this set.
They played 39 points. Aryna was the one to win the set after conquering 17 points more than Kontaveit (28-11). The Belarussian was perfect on serve to drop barely 1 point during her serving games (16-1). on the other side of the net, Kontaveit conceded 12 points on serve (10-12).
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- Paula Badosa GibertBadosa Gibert – Ons JabeurJabeur (7-69 1-6 6-3) – Stats and score progression