Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, fourth seed, achieved her fifteenth successive win by beating Russian Veronika Kudermetova and took the Abu Dhabi tournament for the third consecutive edition.
The world’s number ten started the year the same as last. He opened the circuit with a compelling new performance and an incontestable 6-2, 6-2. Add the victory to those achieved at the end of the 2020 campaign in Ostrava and Liz.
The Belarusian, who already has nine individual titles on the circuit, will rise to number seven in the world rankings when she updates on Monday.
He did not give his rival a choice. Kudermetova only held until the initial 3-2. That’s where Aryna broke his serve and was a steamroller. The Sabalenka steamroller.