The Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka It was a gale in the second set and beat the Belgian Elise mertens, 7-5 and 6-2, in the final of the indoor WTA tournament in Linz, an event that celebrated its 30th anniversary in this edition
On the gray court of the Austrian track, Sabalenka needed an hour and 44 minutes to get rid of his doubles partner, whom he has already beaten in four of his six matches.
Sabalenka and Mertens won the US Open together last year, and last month they took the Ostrava Open, the fourth as a couple.
The fight between the first two seeds of this tournament was a battle from the bottom of the court, with a lot of equality in the first set (68 minutes), and with total dominance of the Belarusian player in the second thanks to her better physique .
Sabalenka thus obtained her third title this season, after Ostrava and Qatar in February, tying with Romanian Simona Halep in number of titles this year.