With the start of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, in Rome, the short European clay-season also begins, which will culminate with the French Open 2020 in autumn. Victoria Azarenka still looks in great shape, despite the change of playing surface and the US Open final lost to Naomi Osaka just two days ago.
The Belarusian defeated the American Venus Williams in straight sets 7-6 (7) 6-2, qualifying for the second round of the Italian Open 2020, where she will face Sofia Kenin. A curiosity: in less than seven days Azarenka defeated both Williams sisters, considering the victory in the Flushing Meadows semifinal against Serena.
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