First semifinal at the 46th Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Anastasia Potapova vs Aryna Sabalenka
Three of the world’s Top 4 players plus an outsider are contesting the two semifinals at the 46th Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. In the first duel of the day, the giant-killer Anastasia Potapova will meet last year’s runner-up and Australian Open winner Aryna Sabalenka. Did you know that...
...Anastasia Potapova and Aryna Sabalenka have not played each other yet?
...Aryna Sabalenka could become the first player on the WTA Tour this season to reach four finals? She has already played for the titles at Adelaide, Australian Open and Indian Wells.
...Anastasia Potapova has never stood in a WTA 500 tournament semifinal?
...Aryna Sabalenka could notch up her 23rd singles victory should she win today’s semifinal? No other player on the WTA Tour has won more often.
...Anastasia Potapova has beaten five Top 10 players to date in her career? She has managed two of those wins this week – in the last 16, she defeated the American Coco Gauff (No. 6) and it was followed one round later by her victory against Caroline Garcia from France (No. 5). Her first success against a Top 10 player came in 2019 when she defeated the Porsche Brand Ambassador Angelique Kerber in the first round of the French Open.
...Aryna Sabalenka has won six times more career prize money than Anastasia Potapova? Sabalenka has earned 15,292,956 dollars to date, Potapova has won 2,325,226 dollars.
...Aryna Sabalenka has only lost on three occasions in 2023? Two of the matches came against players outside the Top 20 – against Barbora Krejcikova (No. 30) in Dubai and against Sorana Cirstea (No. 74) in Miami.
...Anastasia Potapova has already played 14 three-set matches this season and has won ten?
...Aryna Sabalenka has won two of her 12 titles this year? The 24-year-old won the WTA tournament in Adelaide and then the Australian Open. She and the Swiss Belinda Bencic are the only players to have won two titles this season.
...Anastasia Potapova has already won a WTA tournament on clay? In 2022, the 22-year-old secured the title in Istanbul.
...Aryna Sabalenka has reached the final on both occasions she has played the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix? In 2021, she was defeated by the Australian Ashleigh Barty and last year she went down to the world No. 1 Iga Swiatek.
...Anastasia Potapova was world ranked No. 122 this time last year? She has now moved up to No. 24.
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