Kalinina had a bad start in doubles at the WTA 500 tournament in Abu Dhabi

Kalinina had a bad start in doubles at the WTA 500 tournament in Abu Dhabi

Angelina remains without victories in the new year

Until recently, the second racket of Ukraine Angelina Kalinina suffered a fourth consecutive defeat in 2024. This time our compatriot failed in a duet with a Chinese woman Xu Yifanlosing in the 1/8 finals of the doubles tournament WTA 500 V Abu Dhabi (UAE).

The Kalinina/Yifan pair lost to the third seeds of the tournament – Zhang Haoqing (Taiwan) and Juliana Olmos (Mexico). The match lasted one hour and 27 minutes.

In the first game, Kalinina and Xu led 4:2, and in the 12th game they served for the set, but ultimately lost dramatically in the tiebreaker – 3:7. In the second game, the Ukrainian-Chinese duo trailed 1:4, but managed to make two breaks and level the score. However, the ending was in favor of their rivals – 6:4 and reaching the quarterfinals.

Kalinina has not yet won in the new year. First, she lost to Frenchwoman Clara Burel in Brisbane, then in Adelaide to compatriot Martha Kostyuk. In the first round of the Australian Open, Anglelina could not oppose anything to Arancha Rus from the Netherlands.

Tomorrow, as part of the singles of the same tournament in Abu Dhabi, the Ukrainian will fight with Italian Lucia Bronzetti.

In the latest version of the WTA rankings, Kalinina is ranked 32nd – this is the fourth result among Ukrainian representatives after Elina Svitolina (20), Dayana Yastremskaya (29) and Marta Kostyuk (30).

  • WTA 500. Abu Dhabi, UAE. Doubles. 1/8 finals

Zhan Haoqing / Juliana Olmos (Taiwan / Mexico, 3) – Angelina Kalinina / Xu Yifan (Ukraine / Taiwan) – 2:0 (7:6, 6:4)

Source: Sportarena

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