Sabalenka Mounts Comeback to Avoid Upset in Thrilling Match - IT SPARK Media

Sabalenka Mounts Comeback to Avoid Upset in Thrilling Match

Sabalenka, the second seed in the Wimbledon tournament, fought back from a poor start to secure a thrilling victory over Varvara Gracheva. In the first set, Sabalenka struggled to find her rhythm, making several unforced errors while Gracheva displayed confident play. With Gracheva taking an early lead and breaking Sabalenka’s serve, it seemed like an upset was imminent.

However, Sabalenka regained her composure in the second set. Finding her groove, she executed a well-placed drop shot and showed improved shot selection. With a hold to love and a crucial break of Gracheva’s serve, Sabalenka managed to level the match, drawing even at one set apiece.

In the deciding set, Sabalenka continued to build momentum. She capitalized on an early break, utilizing her powerful backhand and sharpened returns to keep the pressure on Gracheva. Another break, courtesy of a double fault from Gracheva, further solidified Sabalenka’s control. Finally, with a powerful ace down the middle, Sabalenka completed her comeback and secured a spot in the third round of Wimbledon.

Sabalenka’s next opponent will be Anna Blinkova of Russia. After her hard-fought victory, Sabalenka will look to carry her improved form into the upcoming match and continue her journey in the tournament.