Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka suffered a major defeat versus Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova. Ekaterina had a major 6-3, 6-4 win and has now advanced to the Semi-Finals of the Kremlin Cup. Alexandrova trumped Aryna in receiving points, notching up a 27-15 advantage and edging out the number-one seeded player 34-31 in service points.
In other games, Czechia’s Marketa Vondrousova eased past Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 6-2. Meanwhile, Anett Kontaveit breezed past Garbine Muguruza, as the Estonian brushed aside the Spaniard 6-1, 6-1. At the time of writing the news, Greek Maria Sakkari is up 2-1 in the first set against Romanian Simona Halep.