Aryna Sabalenka conquers Saisai Zheng 6-4 6-3 in the 2nd round in Cincinnati on Wednesday. Sabalenka will face off with Maria Sakkari in the 3rd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

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.

2nd set.

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.

Statistics

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.

1st
Sabalenka
Zheng
6-4
6
4
5
4
4
4
4
3
4
2
4
1
3
1
3
0
2
0
1
0
2nd
Sabalenka
Zheng
6-3
6
3
5
3
5
2
4
2
4
1
3
1
3
0
2
0
1
0

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.

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