BSP-04 Sabalenka shocks Kvitova to reach US Open fourth round

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Sabalenka shocks Kvitova to reach US Open fourth round

NEW YORK, Sept 2, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Aryna Sabalenka continued her red-hot
hardcourt run on Saturday, knocking two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova
out of the third round of the US Open.

Sabalenka, a 20-year-old from Belarus who warmed up for Flushing Meadows
with a first career title at New Haven, defeated the fifth-seeded Czech 7-5,
6-1.

Kvitova’s exit means just three of the top 10 women’s seeds made it into
the fourth round.

Sabalenka, seeded 26th, will face Naomi Osaka for a quarter-final spot
after the Japanese player railroaded Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-0, 6-0.

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