Aryna Sabalenka captured her third straight singles title with a convincing 6-2, 6-2 victory over Veronika Kudermetova of Russia in the final of the Abu Dhabi WTA Women's Tennis Open on Wednesday.

The fourth-seeded Belarusian followed up tournament wins at Ostrava and Linz to end 2020 by extending her career-best winning streak to 15 matches on Wednesday. She has nine career WTA singles titles under her belt.

"I'm really happy to keep winning, and I'll do everything I can to keep winning," Sabalenka said. "Nobody likes to lose."

Sabalenka, 22, recorded 18 winners against 13 unforced errors and converted six of her 12 break points to spoil Kudermetova's bid for her first singles final. Kudermetova had 24 unforced errors and just 13 winners.

Sabalenka, ranked No. 10 in the world, won the only previous meeting against Kudermetova in 2015 on the ITF Challenger circuit.

--Field Level Media

Stay Informed

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Please log in, or sign up for a new, free account to read or post comments.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.