World primary Aryna Sabalenka defeated Elena Rybakina to safe her place within the final 4 of the season-ending WTA Finals in Cancun, Mexico.
Sabalenka led 6-2 3-5 towards Rybakina when play was suspended at 23:40 native time on Thursday because of stormy climate.
The Kazakh levelled the tie inside two minutes of play being resumed, however Sabalenka ultimately claimed a 6-2 3-6 6-3 victory.
“I did not actually suppose rather a lot about this match,” she informed Tennis Channel.
“I used to be similar to, no matter. I’ll go on the market and do every part I can and if I win, I win and if I lose, I am going residence on trip.
“I used to be simply attempting to play pretty much as good as I can.”
The Belarusian, who is ready to retain her world primary rating if she reaches the ultimate, joins American group winner Jessica Pegula within the semi-finals.
Rybakina and eighth-seeded Greek Maria Sakkari are eradicated from the group stage.
All 4 gamers within the different group are nonetheless in competition for the semi-finals.
US Open champion Coco Gauff faces Wimbledon winner Marketa Vondrousova, whereas world quantity two Iga Swiatek – this 12 months’s French Open champion – is up towards Ons Jabeur afterward Friday.