Sabalenka, Kudermetova to vie for title
Aryna Sabalenka reached the final of the Abu
Dhabi Open after winning her 14th straight match and will face VeronikaKudermetova for the first WTA title of the year.
Sabalenka had eight aces in her 6-3, 6-2 victory over Maria Sakkari. Kudermetova defeated 18-yearold MartaKostyuk 7-6 (8), 6-4.
Sabalenka finished last season with wins at the indoor tournaments in Ostrava and Linz and has won her first five matches of the new season in Abu Dhabi.
♦ No. 4 seed Hubert Hurkacz advanced to his second career ATP Tour final by beating qualifier Christian Harrison 7-6 (4), 6-4 at the Delray Beach (Fla.) Open. Hurkacz’s only other final was in 2019, when he won in Winston-Salem, N.C., to become the second Polish tour-level champion in the Open era. His opponent Wednesday will be the winner of Tuesday night’s match between SebastianKorda and Cameron