US Open: Sabalenka sets up quarter-final clash against Pliskova

Aryna Sabalenka defeated Danielle Collins 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Monday evening to complete the women’s quarter-final line up at the US Open

Aryna Sabalenka at the 2022 US Open in New York Aryna Sabalenka at the 2022 US Open in New York Image Credit: AI/ Reuters/ Panoramic

Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka, the No 6 seed, advanced to the quarter-finals of the US Open by defeating American Danielle Collins, the No 19 seed, in three sets at the US Open on Monday night.

Sabalenka, who reached the semi-finals here last year, won 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in two hours and 29 minutes. This was the second three-set match for Sabalenka this fortnight.

She had defeated American qualifier Catherine Harrison (6-1, 6-3), Estonian Kaia Kanepi (2-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4) and French qualifier Clara Burel (6-0, 6-2) earlier in the tournament.

She will next meet Czech Karolina Pliskova, the No 22 seed, for a place in the semi-finals.

Sabalenka win completes women’s quarter-final line-up

With Sabalenka winning, the women’s quarter-final line-up at the US Open is now set.

World No 1 Iga Swiatek, a two-time Major winner, is the only player left in the draw to win a Grand Slam singles title.

US Open, New York City (Grand Slam), other fourth round results

  • Karolina Pliskova beat Victoria Azarenka (26): 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-2
  • Iga Swiatek (1) beat Jule Niemeier: 2-6, 6-4, 6-0
  • Jessica Pegula (8) beat Petra Kvitova (21): 6-3, 6-2
  • Ons Jabeur (5) beat Veronika Kudermetova (18): 7-6 (1), 6-4
  • Ajla Tomljanovic beat Liudmila Samsonova: 7-6 (8), 6-1
  • Coco Gauff (12) beat Shuai Zhang: 7-5, 7-5
  • Caroline Garcia (17) beat Alison Riske-Amritraj (29): 6-4, 6-1

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