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  • Updated: March 28, 2023

Miami Open: Sabalenka Beats Krejcikova To Book Quarter-Finals Tie With Cirstea

World number two Aryna Sabalenka beat 16th seed Barbora Krejcikova 6-3 6-2 in the fourth round of the Miami Open to reach the last eight.

The Australian Open champion was untouchable against Krejcikova who snapped her 13-match win streak in February en route to the title at the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships, though Sabalenka got her revenge two weeks ago at the BNP Paribas Open. 

The victory improved her tour-leading record to 20-2 on the season. 

"It was an amazing performance from me,"  said Sabalenka, who went unbroken in the match and faced just one break point.

"I think I played really great tennis today. 

"Super happy with the level, especially against a player like Barbora, always tough matches against her."

She went on to add that the key to her success on-court was her serve which overwhelmed her opponent.

"I think because of my serve today there was a lot of pressure on her," Sabalenka added. 

"The key today was definitely my serve because I could play with more freedom on her serve. 

"I could play closer to the lines and just go for it."

The Belarusian will next meet Romania's Sorana Cirstea who beat Marketa Vondrousova  7-6(3) 6-4 to advance to her first Miami quarter-final.

Cristea hasn't faced Sabalenka in her career but is eagerly anticipating the match against the world number two.

"I think at the moment we have a great top three in my mind, with Swiatek, Sabalenka, and Rybakina. 

"They are playing outstanding. I think it's great to see a match-up week-to-week. 

"Definitely, they are taking tennis to a new level this year.

"I know it's going to be very tough.

"But I've been winning a lot of matches this American swing and I have the confidence. I know what I can play," the Romanian said. 

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