a Sabalenka-Alexandrova final at Hertogenbosch

Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka and Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova will meet on Sunday in the final of the ‘s-Hertogenbosch grass tournament. Sabalenka, ranked No. 6 in the world, eliminated American Shelby Rogers 7-6 (8/6), 6-0 on Saturday in a match against Alexandrova (30th) and beat compatriot Veronika Kudermetova 6-3, 6-1.

Russia had reached the quarter-finals of the 2019 tournament, the last edition to date before the two were canceled due to the covid-19 pandemic. Sabalenka had joined the same stage in 2018. «I didn’t expect to be in the final in the first matches, that’s for sure“, Tasted Ekaterina Alexandrova, happy to have her”find his game here», On grass.

The two players, who will meet on Sunday for the fifth time, will be like all Russian and Belarusian players, banned from participating in Wimbledon, as of June 27, due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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