Finally after several days of waiting and continuing anxiety to understand the evolution of the season, the tennis year 2021 has officially begun! It starts with the WTA Tour, and the WTA 500 tournament in Abu Dhabi, where there are many stars, such as Sofia Kenin, seed no.1, Garbine Muguruza, Elina Svitolina, Cori Gauff and Karolina Pliskova.
As number one in seeding, and with the Australian Open burden on her shoulders as a defending champion, Sofia Kenin breaks down Zhaoxuan Yang's resistance with the final score of 7-6 (2) 6-2. In the second round of the first women's tournament of the season, the Australian Open champion will meet Kirsten Flipkens.
Below the highlights of the match. Sofia Kenin, Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty, Simona Halep and all the others, will come back for the upcoming Australian Open 2021, which will be held in Melbourne from 8 February: it will be the most awaited sports event of the first part of the new season.
It will be a very spectacualr season, and all of us hope without the problems of the last one, with some presence of the crowd in the courts across the world.