Dayana Yastremska survives Victoria Azarenka 7-5 7-5 in the 2nd round in Toronto on Wednesday after winning a huge battle. Yastremska will engage against Sofia Kenin in the 3rd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Yastremska conquered a commanding position in the outset to break Azarenka in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating her break and lead 3-0. However, that wasn’t sufficient for the Ukrainian to win the set as the Belarussian managed to break back in the 7th (2-5) and in the 9th (4-5) game. Dayana kept her focus to break the Belarussian in the 12th (7-5) game.

The Ukrainian failed to serve out the set when leading 5-1 to be broken at 40.

Anyhow also the Belarussian won 4 consecutive games from 1-5 to 5-5

2nd set.

Dayana conquered the set after recovering from 1 break down. In fact, after conceding her serve in the 7th (3-4) game, The Ukrainian broke back in the 10th (5-5) and in the 12th (7-5) game before winning the set 7-5.

The Belarussian lost the plot in the last 4 games of the set (from 3-5 to 7-5).

At the end of the match, Yastremska scored 88 points vs. Azarenka’s 79 points.

Yastremska won this match even if she wasn’t that great in converting her break points because she converted only 42% (5/12). On the other side, Azarenka was not so effective in converting her break points because she converted only 43% of her break points (3/7). That was one of the key issues for her defeat.

After this encounter, the head to head between Yastremska and Azarenka is 1-0 for Dayana.

Highlights Dayana Yastremska vs. Victoria Azarenka Rogers Cup – Toronto

Yastremska’s Interview

After the match, Dayana commented “I think I was stubborn today, and very determined to go for each ball. I think this helped me to calm my nerves and play my game.”

1st
Yastremska
Azarenka
7-5
7
5
6
5
5
5
5
4
5
3
5
2
5
1
4
1
3
1
3
0
2
0
1
0
2nd
Yastremska
Azarenka
7-5
7
5
6
5
5
5
4
5
3
5
3
4
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0

Next Match: Dayana Yastremska vs. Sofia Kenin – H2H and stats

Yastremska will play Kenin in the 3rd round.

This will be the 2nd time that Dayana Yastremska and Sofia Kenin play each other. The head to head is 1-0 for Yastremska (see full H2H stats), but they have never competed against each other on hard.

The last time that they locked horns, Yastremska won 7-5 4-6 6-3 in the 2nd round in London back in July 2019.

Dayana Yastremska in Toronto

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