Seventh racket of the world, Belarusian tennis player Arina Sobolenko, defeated Australian in the final of the Mutua Madrid Open Ashley Bartyranked first in the world ranking – 6/0, 3/6, 6/4.
In 1 hour 39 minutes of the match, Ashley made three aces and three breaks, making a mistake twice when serving. Whereas Arina filed through nine times and converted five break points, making three double faults. The score of personal meetings of the opponents became equal – 4: 4.
The title of the tournament in Madrid became Sobolenko’s second of the season and 10th in her career, bringing her € 315,160 in prize money and 1,000 rating points. Barty will receive € 188,280 in prize money and 650 points.
Thanks to this result, Arina will become the fourth racket in the world. Sobolenko won her 19th win of the season, Arina’s first clay title, her 14th win over a Top 10 rival, and her second over World No. 1. Belarusian interrupted Barty’s streak of 10 victories over the Top 10.