Victoria Azarenka, who is attempting to end up being the very first three-time WTA winner in Indian Wells, punched her ticket to Sunday’s last by rallying to beat previous French Open champ Jelena Ostapenko 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Friday.
Two time Australian Open winner Azarenka continued her strong play in the California desert as she chooses her very first title of 2021 and 22 nd of her profession.
The 32- year-old shown up in the semi-finals without dropping a set and after losing the very first one to Ostapenko on Friday night she settled in and discovered her kind.
Azarenka will deal with either Ons Jabeur of Tunisia or Paula Badosa of Spain, who squared off in the other semi on Friday night at the Tennis Garden arena.
Azarenka is looking for to win the competition for the 3rd time after triumphes in 2012 and2016 She is the only previous champ left in either the females’s or guys’s field and with another success can separate herself from a group of ladies who have actually won the prize two times that consists of Martina Navratilova, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.
Azarenka clinched success on her very first match point when Ostapenko knocked a forehand into the web.
This was the 2nd profession conference in between the 2 however the very first on hardcourt so it took Azarenka time to feel her challenger out and determine what her weak points.
Ostapenko managed the majority of the very first set, breaking Azarenka in the 2nd video game to increase 2-0. She then held serve to leap out to a 3-0 lead utilizing her effective ground strokes to move the Belarussian around the court.
Azarenka decreased once again 2-0 in the 2nd set however then ignited while holding serve in the 3rd video game.
That began a run of 5 straight video games to take a 5-2 lead. Ostapenko held serve once again however Azarenka served out the set to level the match.
Azarenka raised her level another notch in a tough battled 3rd set, winning the last 3 video games to get to the last.