Jannik Sinner secured his spot in the ATP 250 event in Sofia, while Aryna Sabalenka upped her winning streak to seven in Linz.

These are the Top 5 photos from Friday's action. 


Jannik Sinner

In an hour and 28 minutes the Italian booked his ticket into Sofia's final by posting a 6-3 7-5 win over Frenchman Adrian Mannarino. The win makes him the youngest player in the Open era since Felix Auger Aliassime in 2019 to reach an ATP final and the first player born in 2001 to do so. 

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Vasek Pospisil 

The Canadian is having a spectacular week in Sofia and on Friday the story was no different. Pospisil cracked 19 aces and converted five of seven break point opportunities against Richard Gasquet to claim the semifinal bout 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-0. The world No. 74 is into his second final of the season. 

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Aryna Sabalenka

The world No. 11 was leading Ocean Dodin, 6-3, 3-3, when the French qualifier was forced to retire due to an ankle injury. Sabalenka, the top seed, is through the semifinals in Linz and has now won seven consecutive matches. 

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Ekaterina Alexandrova 

The Russian easily captured a 6-2, 6-1 victory over this year's Roland Garros semifinalist Nadia Podoroska. After a tough first round loss in Ostrava, the world No. 33 will be ending her season on a strong note in Linz. Alexandrova will battle No. 2 seed Elise Mertens for a spot in the final. 

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Katerina Siniakova and Lucie Hradecka

Siniakova lost in her opening round in singles but things are looking up on the doubles court. The world No. 64 and her partner Hradecka slid past Sara Sorribes Tormo and Irina Bara 6-3, 3-6, 10-5 to reach the doubles final in Linz.

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