Navarro defeats world No. 2 Sabalenka in the BNP Paribas Open tennis round of 16

Emma Navarro

Emma Navarro (23rd, USA) defeated world number 2 Arina Sabalenka (Belarus) in singles on the Women’s Professional Tennis (WTA) tour.

Navarro defeated Sabalenka 2-1 (6-3 3-) in the singles round of 16 on the 8th day of the WTA Tour BNP Paribas Open (total prize money: $9,258,080) held in Indian Wells, California, USA on the 14th (Korean time). 6 6-2).

Navarro, born in 2001, was outside the top 100 in the world rankings until April of last year, but has steadily risen in ranking since then and is now ranked 23rd.

Her upward trend this year stands out even more, as she won the WTA Tour Hobart International last January and advanced to the third round (round of 32) of the Australian Open.


Yuan Yue (49th, China) also continued her recent good trend by defeating top ranker Darya Kasatkina (12th, Russia) 2-1 (4-6 6-4 6-3).

Yuan Yue won her first tour singles title at the WTA Tour ATX Open earlier this month, and at this tournament, she defeated top 10 players in the world, including Zheng Qinwen (8th, China) and Kasatkina.

The quarterfinals of this tournament are Iga Sibiontech (1st place, Poland) – Caroline Wozniacki (204th place, Denmark), Marta Kostuk (32nd place, Ukraine) – Anastasia Potapova (33rd place, Russia) , Coco Goff (3rd place, USA) – Yuanwe, Maria Sakkari (9th place, Greece) – Navarro. 고스톱

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