Sorribes makes Azarenka desperate in a very long match and gets into the round of 16 of the Mutua Madrid Open


The Spanish tennis player Sara Sorribes won this Saturday 7-6(0) and 6-3 against the Belarusian Victoria Azarenka, in a very long match, and has qualified for the round of 16 of the women’s singles draw at the Mutua Madrid Open. WTA 1,000 category tournament that is being played on clay.

In Stadium 3 of the Caja Mágica, Sorribes survived a brutal encounter. He began by breaking ‘Vika’s’ serve and consolidated it immediately, although saving two break balls that were a warning from his opponent. Not in vain, the Belarusian returned the break in the fourth game.

Despite a relative lull later, the ninth game once again saw the player from Castellón break the rival’s serve. Then Azarenka was 15-40, break options that went into limbo; Sorribes then had an advantage of 40 to close the first set, but once again the Belarusian recovered to gain another break option, which she did transform.

Although the team from Vall d’Uixó enjoyed a break point in the eleventh to go ahead again, they did not succeed (5-6); At least she maintained her next serve comfortably and forced sudden death, the outcome of a heat that ultimately lasted 95 minutes. In said ‘tie-break’, Sorribes was magnificent with several plays and gave her opponent a 7-0 lead.

Azarenka, former number 1 in the world ranking, suffered little from the moral blow and began the second set with a break in her favor. However, the serve was not the weapon of either of the two tennis players and it was clear when four consecutive breaks were seen. Sorribes took the lead of the duel from 3-2 and, later, in the seventh game he cemented his victory.

Service from the Spanish, 30/40 on the scoreboard and ‘Vika’ attacking with impetus, without insisting as much on her opponent’s setback as she had insisted during the first set. Despite this, Sorribes managed to connect a backhand shot that narrowly missed the net and sign the ‘deuce’.

Then with a great drop shot, also backhanded, he took advantage/40; She did not crystallize it there, but she did moments later with a new drop shot that the Minsk player was unable to respond to. In the next game, the player from Castellón made a break on the third occasion, with quality defenses from the back of the court, and served ‘ipso facto’ to win.

Under the constant support of the stands, Sorribes scored a blank in that ninth chapter (6-3) and completed the victory at a rate of two hours and 54 minutes of great play. This helped her advance to the round of 16 and meet the Polish Iga Swiatek, current world No. 1 and executioner this Saturday of the Romanian Sorana Cirstea by a double 6-1 in just over an hour and a quarter.