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‘Not scared anymore’ Sabalenka shocks Barty to win Madrid Open

MADRID, May 9: Belarus's Aryna Sabalenka stunned world number one Ashleigh Barty to win the Madrid Open for the first time on Saturday and put her success down to losing her fear of playing on clay. Sabalenka was beaten by Barty in the final in Stuttgart last month but exacted revenge at the Caja Magica, a storming 6-0, 3-6, 6-4 victory to clinch the biggest title of her career.The 23-year-old has never gone past the fourth round at a Grand Slam but on this evidence she will be among the...