ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Aryna Sabalenka gained her third straight tour title and fifteenth straight match by beating Veronika Kudermetova 6-2, 6-2 Wednesday within the Abu Dhabi Open ultimate.
The fourth-seeded Belarusian, who gained indoor tournaments in Ostrava and Linz on the finish of final season, final misplaced within the fourth spherical of the French Open in October.
Sabalenka will rise three locations to seventh within the rankings. She is 9-4 in profession finals and 6-0 within the final 16 months. Kudermetova was taking part in in her first tour ultimate.
The event in Abu Dhabi was unexpectedly organized by the WTA to supply gamers extra match time after the Australian Open was rescheduled for February amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Sabalenka and Kudermetova will now journey to Australia, the place they’ll spend time in quarantine with restricted observe alternatives forward of the Australian Open and its warm-up occasions.
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