Spain’s Carla Suárez, who faces her last Australian Open after announcing that this will be her last season, demonstrated an inspired version to end Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka by beating her 7-6 (6) and 7-6 (6) in a match that lasted two hours and ten minutes. Later, in his last tournament in Australia, he could not contain the emotion.
You are very big Carla! 👉 https://t.co/ncnml8ksJU pic.twitter.com/i9RXnZyw6k
– Eurosport.es (@Eurosport_ES) January 22, 2020
A shout of happiness expressed by the Canarian after taking the game point explained the value of a hardworking encounter before a rival with so much potential especially on the fast tracks of Melbourne Park.
Suarez, who commented that he feels no special weight for playing his last ‘major’ in Australia, led the game from the beginning to the end and was not distracted by an enraged wind that was the protagonist throughout the morning.
The game was initially scheduled for the day on Tuesday but was finally postponed for the first hour of Wednesday by the excess of games that were played on the second day of competition on the banks of the Yarra River.
His next opponent will be the Polish Iga Swiatek, a tennis player he has never faced, after he beat Hungarian Timea Babos for a comfortable 6-3 and 6-2.