Gerasimov reaches the round of 16 of the Sofia Open


Egor Gerasimov. An archive photo



MINSK, Sep 29 (BelTA) – It took Belarus number 112 two hours and 40 minutes to beat Canada’s number 68 Vasek Pospisil with 5-7, 7-6 (10: 8) and 6-3 to enter the Sofia Open – To move in round two, BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian meets Italy’s world number 14 Jannik Sinner in the game for the quarter-finals. The Belarusian had to go through the qualifying round to reach the peloton. Belarus number 45 Ilya Ivashka meets number 92 in the world, Pablo Andujar from Spain.

The number 34 of the Belarusian world, Victoria Azarenka, scored a 6-2, 6-1 win over the number 49 in the world, Zhang Shuai of China, in just 61 minutes, making it into the second round of the Chicago Fall Tennis Classic. The Belarusian will next play against number 174 in the world rankings Hailey Baptiste from the USA. The world number 106 from Belarus, Aliaksandra Sasnovich, won against number 48 in the world rankings Madison Keys from the USA. In the second round, Aliaksandra Sasnovich meets Kazakhstan’s world number 17 Elena Rybakina. The world number 136 Olga Govortsova from Belarus lost 2-6, 2-6 against the German Andrea Petkovic (world number 64). In the doubles round of the last 16, Olga Govortsova and Quinn Gleason from the USA lost against the Ukrainian duo Lyudmyla Kichenok and Marta Kostyuk 7: 6 (7: 5), 4: 6, 9:11.

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