Sabalenka gets escorted by police in Guadalajara



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Sabalenka gets escorted by police in Guadalajara

WTA world number 4 Aryna Sabalenka thanked the Guadalajara police after the officials helped her move through the traffic in the Mexican city. "Thank you so much for your support Guadalajara. Love the way you guys support me here.

I promise next time I’ll perform better," said Sabalenka. Below are photos and a video showing the police escorting Sabalenka.

At the WTA 1000 event held in Guadalajara, second seed Aryna Sabalenka suffered an upset at the hands of Liudmila Samsonova.

Samsonova pushed Sabalenka out of the Mexican event with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 win after two hours and 14 minutes of play. Yet, Sabalenka wasn't the only player that had special treatment in Guadalajara.

Vekic flew in a helicopter to Guadalajara

Donna Vekic revealed that the helicopter doors opened mid-flight as she was flying to Guadalajara, but luckily the pilot was there to calm her and the other passengers.

Vekic was defeated in the San Diego Open final by Iga Swiatek in three sets on Sunday. The next day, Vekic boarded an aircraft to Mexico to compete in this week's WTA event in Guadalajara. "It was great, except the door opened mid-flight.

It was actually my fault because when we were sitting at the beginning, it was so hot, so I opened the door a little bit to have some air. I guess I didn't close it properly. Ten minutes into the flight, the door opened. I was freaking out.

The guys were freaking out in the back because I was sitting in the front. The pilot was like, 'No pasa nada. No pasa nada,'" Vekic told WTA Insider. Vekic, however, was eliminated early in Mexico by Veronika Kudermetova. "The ranking motivates me, but what means a lot to me is that I was able to play the level of tennis that I had last week, and for seven matches in a row.

That really means a lot to me. It means a lot to my team. It gives me great motivation for the off-season. Touch wood, but I'm finally going to finish the year not injured, and hopefully I can do a good pre-season and start strong in Australia," Vekic explained before Guadalajara.