Belarusian ace seems set to claim a 11th career crown
Aryna Sabalenka is the only seed to survive yesterday’s remarkable day of upsets after she steamed past American Alison Riske 6–1 6–4 in 67 minutes to take one step closer to the final.
The Belarusian, whose best display on the hallowed grass at Wimbledon was winning a 1st Round match four years ago, has raced into the
Yet Sabalenka will be the overwhelming favourite to capture the Viking International Eastbourne, aiming to add to her 10 WTA Tour titles, after all of the other seeds were toppled.
Latvian Sevastova, beaten in the qualifiers, brilliantly bounced back from dropping the opening set to register a spectacular 4–6 7–5 6–2 success to defeat American teenager Cori “Coco” Gauff in 111 spellbinding minutes.
Sevastova’s compatriot Jelena Ostapenko, a former French Open champion, had a real
Ostapenko faces Daria Kasatkina, who finished
Estonian Anett Kontaveit and Swiss star Viktorija Golubic will
Anett Kontaveit v Viktorija Golubic
Jelena Ostapenko v Daria Kasatkina
Elena Rybakina v Anastasija Sevastova
Aryna Sabalenka (1) v Camila Giorgi