Sabalenka’s sensational performance propels her to semi-final spot, crushing keys in the process

Aryna sabalenka showed off her power tennis skills as she defeated Madison Keys and secured a place in the semi-finals at a major event. Sabalenka’s aggressive groundstrokes and strong serve proved too much for Keys, who struggled to cope with Sabalenka’s relentless attacking style. The Belarusian played with confidence and determination, dominating the game and hitting winners after winners to secure a convincing victory.

Sabalenka’s win over Keys is proof of her improved game and growing confidence. Sabalenka, who is known for her aggressive play style and powerful shots, has become one of tennis’ most dominant players in the past few seasons. Sabalenka has risen in the rankings and won many matches with her ability to overwhelm opponents. Sabalenka proved once again with her latest win that she’s a force to reckon with and serious contender at any tournament.

LONDON, 12 JULY (Reuters) – World number two Aryna SABALINA roared through to the Wimbledon semi-finals after a 6-2 6-4 triumph over American Madison Keys.

The Belarusian won on Court One, and will now face Ons Jabeur, or the defending champion Elena Rybakina, in the final four.

Sabalenka broke in the opening game, and converted a fourth breakpoint with a sweet, backhand shot that flew just over the net, out of Keys’ reach.

She broke her again, giving no time for thought and firing every shot with a howl to match.

Sabalenka, who reached the semi-finals of the All England Club in her last appearance (in 2021), served the set out after 38 minutes.

Aryna Sabalanka of Belarus reacts against Madison Keys from the U.S. during their quarter final match, July 12. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Keys, who was chasing her maiden Wimbledon semi-final came out of the second set more determined and grit. After holding serve with a backhand, the American raised her fist in celebration. “come on” As she tried to level the things up.

In the following game, the 25th seed was awarded three break points and won the third one when Sabalenka hit a wide forehand.

Keys was unable to keep up with the Belarusian, who broke back immediately. She won five consecutive points after being down 40-0 to take the momentum away from Keys. Keys then fired down an Ace to tie the score at 4-4.

“I can’t wait to play my second semi final at Wimbledon and hopefully I can do better than last time. It was a really tough match, really great player and super happy I was able to win the second set, (and the) game,” Sabalenka spoke on the court.

“Thank you so much for the atmosphere, even though you support her more!,” She smiled and added, drawing applause.

Christian Radnedge reports.
Ed Osmond is the editor of this article

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