TL;DR news on Aryna Sabalenka at December 19, 2022

Sabalenka has since come on leaps and bounds as a tennis player, demonstrating her progress by finally booking a place in the third round of Wimbledon. The Briton had the benefit of a supportive home crowd of course, but the match still showed that Sabalenka could be there for the taking. The British player had her elbow heavily strapped and had to receive medical attention on court but this didn't stop her from pushing Sabalenka with the home crowd roaring at every point won. Not that the deciding set was a stroll for Sabalenka, although Boulter will rue a Hawkeye decision as she was about to walk back to her seat. Boulter repeatedly played the short slice to draw Sabalenka to the net only to lob her, much to the delight of the Centre Court crowd.