Score, report, and key facts
Sabalenka had a head start at the beginning of the set to break Zheng in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating her break and lead 3-0. Nonetheless, there was more work to do for Sabalenka to win the set as the Chinese found the way to break back in the 7th (3-4) game. Sabalenka maintained her cool to break Zheng in the 10th (6-4) game.
Sabalenka had a boost of confidence at the beginning of the set after breaking Zheng in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating her break and lead 3-0. That break defined the set and it was sufficient for Aryna to win the set (6-3) as there were no other breaks.
At the end of the match, the Belarussian scored 65 points vs. the Chinese’s 51 points.
The Belarussian served very well to win 78% of the points (29/37) behind her first serve, and she won 50% points (12/24) on her second serve. The Belarussian didn’t lose the concentration in converting 50% of the break points that she conquered (3/6). On the other side, the Chinese was stunning in converting all the break points (1/1). Anyhow, that was not enough to win the contest.
After this encounter, the head to head between Sabalenka and Zheng is 1-1.
Next Match: Aryna Sabalenka vs. Maria Sakkari – H2H and stats
Sabalenka will play Sakkari in the 3rd round.
There is no head to head record between Aryna Sabalenka and Maria Sakkari since this will be the first time that they will play each other in the main tour.