On November 11 and 12 at Chizhovke Arena our girls will compete for an honorable trophy against the US team. And, as the experts note, with the current selection of players we have a good chance of winning. But, let's not think about it. These days we closely follow the achievements of our girls at the tournaments of the Women's Tennis Association, it is very important in what form and with what mood they come to an important event for the Belarusian sport. Alexandra Sasnovich and Vera Lapko today tried to break into the semifinals of the Kremlin Cup.
The Kremlin Cup is a major tournament in Russia. For the first time it was held in 1990 and after 28 times takes the best athletes of the planet.
Belarusian interest in the Kremlin Cup is primarily in the women's part of the competition. The tournament in Moscow for Alexandra Sasnovich and Vera Lapko is the penultimate rehearsal before, perhaps, the main event of the year in the Belarusian sport. Experts are sure, we have grown a talented group of players and the favorite status of American women is not obvious.
Girls went into the quarterfinals in the tournament category "Premier". Sasnovich today played in the central court with hostess Daria Kasatkina, who is in the top thirty of the world rating and lost after yesterday's victory over the first seeded Mladenovic fr om France. 4: 6, 3: 6.
Another Belarusian Vera Lapko lost to Irina Begu 3: 6, 6: 4, 5: 7, although Vera almost made a sensation.
On Sunday the tennis world was very impressed by the game of the Belarusian Arina Sobolenko at the representative tournament in Beijing, wh ere she lost in a dramatic match only to the legendary Maria Sharapova.
The Belarusian reserve is Victoria Azarenka. She can join the team in the event of a successful resolution of family problems in America.