London: World No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka displayed her exceptional skills on the grass courts of Wimbledon as she outplayed No. 40 Anna Blinkova 6-2, 6-3 to secure a spot in the Round of 16. With this win on Saturday, Sabalenka achieved a remarkable record of 15-1 at the Grand Slam tournaments this year.
Sabalenka’s powerful performance has propelled her into the next round, where she will face No. 22 Ekaterina Alexandrova in a highly anticipated match for a place in the quarterfinals. Alexandrova, who reached her first Grand Slam Round of 16, earned her spot after defeating Dalma Galfi 6-0, 6-4.
Meanwhile, defending champion Elena Rybakina showcased her dominance on Centre Court as she progressed to the fourth round with an impressive victory over British player Katie Boulter, winning 6-1, 6-1. The No. 6 seed, Rybakina, demonstrated her prowess and solidified her position as a strong contender in the tournament.
In another exciting match, No. 6 seed Ons Jabeur fought hard against Bianca Andreescu, eventually triumphing in three sets with a scoreline of 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a gripping encounter that lasted 1 hour and 48 minutes. Jabeur has now reached the fourth round of Wimbledon for the third consecutive year, showcasing her consistent performance on the grass court.
Additionally, Madison Keys advanced to the Round of 16 after a convincing win against unseeded Marta Kostyuk, sealing the victory with a score of 6-4, 6-1. Keys demonstrated her strong form and will be looking to make further progress in the tournament.
Earlier in the competition, No. 9 seed Petra Kvitova braved the rain and overcame a determined opponent in Natalija Stevanovic with a score of 6-3, 7-5. This victory marks Kvitova’s seventh appearance in the last 16 of Wimbledon, underscoring her experience and prowess on the grass courts.