The Russian tennis player beat the first racket of the world at the tournament in the USA

OREANDA-NEWS Russian tennis player Ekaterina Alexandrova defeated Polish world number one Iga Schwentek in the fourth round of the WTA 1000 tournament in Miami (USA). The results are available on the organizers’ website.

The match ended with the victory of the Russian in two sets with a score of 6:4, 6:2. The athletes spent one hour and 24 minutes on the court. In the quarterfinals, Alexandrova will face American Jessica Pegula.

After the victory, Alexandrova stated that she was determined to show her best tennis and fight for every point from the very beginning to the end of the match. “I knew it would be very difficult,” she added.

The prize fund of the WTA 1000 tournament in Miami exceeds $ 8.7 million. The final will be held on March 30.

Alexandrova is the winner of five WTA tournaments, four of which are in singles. She also holds the Billie Jean King Cup.

In 2023, Schwentek was named the highest-paid athlete. The world number one earned $23.9 million before taxes and agency fees.

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