Tag: Aryna Sabalenka
Zheng clinched the victory in the second set tiebreaker when Sabalenka doubled faulted on the first championship point.
Both Svitolina and Sabalenka move on to the quarterfinals of the tournament with straight-set victories on Wednesday.
Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova reach the Eastbourne championships quarterfinals, but defending champion Caroline Wozniacki gets trounced by eighth seed Aryna Sabalenka.
This time around, Australia and Belarus shared the same success on their Fed Cup semi-final.
Belarus are bidding to reach the final for the second time in three attempts.
The 27-year-old world number eight won in one hour 38 minutes to record her third win over Sabalenka.
The fearless 17-year-old Anisimova bullied the much higher ranked Sabalenka.
Sabalenka swept past Britain's Katie Boulter 6-3, 6-4 to show how much she has improved in the past 12 months.
The Shenzhen open was the Belarusian's fifth WTA final in the last ten months and her first international trophy.
Sabalenka beat Wang 6-2, 6-1 after the Belarusian's ultra-aggressive tennis earned her an early break.
Ninth seed Barty took the initiative in the second set, breaking in the fourth game, only for Sabalenka to break back in Barty's two following service games.
Aryna Sabalenka beat Anett Kontaveit 6-3 6-3 in the final of the Wuhan Open.
Ashleigh Barty beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to reach the Wuhan Open semifinals, where she will play against Aryna Sabalenka.
Aryna Sabalenka recorded an impressive upset victory over Petra Kvitová.
The 20-year-old rising star will move up to number 20 in the world rankings after becoming the youngest champion in New Haven since Caroline Wozniacki in 2010.
Aryna Sabalenka has rocketed up the WTA Tour rankings, moving from being just inside the top 75 in the world at the end of 2017 to a career-high 25 this week.
Karolína Plíšková was upset by Aryna Sabalenka, who will next play against Agnieszka Radwanska, in the Nature Valley International quarterfinals.
Aryna Sabalenka is quickly becoming as known for how loud she is on the tennis court as she is for her play.