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Italian Open: Sabalenka Beats Ostapenko, Collins Awaits In Semi-Finals - In Pics

World number two Aryna Sabalenka waltzed into the women's singles semi-finals of the Italian Open in Rome, defeating Jelena Ostapenko 6-2, 6-4 in the last-eight stage. Sabalenka will meet 13th-seeded Danielle Collins, who prevailed over Victoria Azarenka, in the semis. Meanwhile, Alejandro Tabilo continued his dream run in the men's singles category, beating Zhang Zhizen 6-3, 6-4 to make the last-four stage.

Italian Open: Aryna Sabalenka vs Jelena Ostapenko | Photo: AP/Antonietta Baldassarre

Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka celebrates after defeating Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia in the women's quarterfinal match at the Italian Open tennis tournament at Rome's Foro Italico.

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Jelena Ostapenko returns the ball to Aryna Sabalenka
Jelena Ostapenko returns the ball to Aryna Sabalenka | Photo: AP/Antonietta Baldassarre

Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia returns the ball to Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka during their women's quarterfinal match at the Italian Open tennis tournament at Rome's Foro Italico.

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Aryna Sabalenka returns the ball to Jelena Ostapenko
Aryna Sabalenka returns the ball to Jelena Ostapenko | Photo: AP/Antonietta Baldassarre

Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka returns the ball to Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia during their women's quarterfinal match at the Italian Open tennis tournament at Rome's Foro Italico.

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Latvias Jelena Ostapenko
Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko | Photo: AP/Antonietta Baldassarre

Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia returns the ball to Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka during their women's quarterfinal match at the Italian Open tennis tournament at Rome's Foro Italico.

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Aryna Sabalenka
Aryna Sabalenka | Photo: AP/Antonietta Baldassarre

Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka serves the ball against Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia during their women's quarterfinal match at the Italian Open tennis tournament at Rome's Foro Italico.

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Jelena Ostapenko
Jelena Ostapenko | Photo: AP/Antonietta Baldassarre

Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia return a shot against Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka during their women's quarterfinal match at the Italian Open tennis tournament at Rome's Foro Italico.

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Italian Open 2024: Danielle Collins vs Victoria Azarenka
Italian Open 2024: Danielle Collins vs Victoria Azarenka | Photo: AP/Antonietta Baldassarre

Danielle Collins of the US leaves the court after beating Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-3 at the Italian Open tennis tournament at Rome's Foro Italico.

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Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka | Photo: AP/Antonietta Baldassarre

Victoria Azarenka in action during her match against Danielle Collins of the US at the Italian Open tennis tournament at Rome's Foro Italico.

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Danielle Collins serves to Victoria Azarenka
Danielle Collins serves to Victoria Azarenka | Photo: AP/Antonietta Baldassarre

Danielle Collins of the US serves to Victoria Azarenka at the Italian Open tennis tournament at Rome's Foro Italico.

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Victoria Azarenka reacts after losing a point
Victoria Azarenka reacts after losing a point | Photo: AP/Antonietta Baldassarre

Victoria Azarenka reacts after losing a point during her match against Danielle Collins of the US at the Italian Open tennis tournament at Rome's Foro Italico.

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