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Rybakina edges out Sakkari and Azarenka advances past Putintseva to reach Miami semifinals

In a thrilling match, Elena Rybakina secured a spot in the Miami Open semifinals by defeating Maria Sakkari in three sets. Despite losing a 4-2 lead in the first set, Rybakina managed to push through and claim victory.

Rybakina’s journey to the semis was not without its challenges. After earning two match points in the second set, she faltered in converting them, allowing Sakkari to force a final set with her impressive play.

Up next, Rybakina will face off against three-time tournament champion Victoria Azarenka in the semifinals. Azarenka, who defeated Yulia Putintseva in a three-set quarterfinal match, is no stranger to success at the Miami Open, having won the title three times in the past.

Azarenka’s experience and track record at the event make her a formidable opponent for Rybakina. As the two players gear up for their upcoming clash, tennis fans can expect an exciting and competitive match at the Hard Rock Stadium.

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