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Aryna Sabalenka vs Donna Vekic tennis Olympics 2021 LIVE scores, updates & commentary; Donna Vekic wins 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(3)

Donna Vekic wins 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(3)
Updated: 26 July 2021 13:21 IST - Published: July, 26 2021 10:02 AM IST
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Donna Vekic is set to play Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina in the third round.
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Third seed Aryna Sabalenka's debut run in Tokyo comes to an end in a marathon match. We saw some intense ball-striking, but the Belarusian's errors cost her dearly towards the end.
Vekic did well to bring a lot of balls back in play and ripped through her opponent's attack in the decisive tiebreak.
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Sabalenka's forehand goes long, which means Donna Vekic gets to continue her campaign at the Tokyo Olympics! Absolutely incredible defensive skills from the Croat who consistently kept her errors in control. 
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Donna Vekic takes the tiebreak 7-3 to secure a place in the third round!
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6-3: Vekic! MATCH POINTS
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5-2: Vekic. The Croat is two points away from an epic win.
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Exquisite angle from Donna Vekic at the net! Aryna Sabalenka needs to produce something special right away.
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4-1: Vekic. This tiebreak might just be slipping away from the third seed.
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2-0: Vekic
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6-6: A couple of aces from Sabalenka force a tiebreak in the third set.
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6-5*: Vekic's tricky wide serve rescuing her again. Aryna Sabalenka will serve to stay in this match.
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5-5: Balance has been restored in this decider. Relentless fighting from both players is making this anybody's contest.
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*40-0: Sabalenka heading for an easy hold. 
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5-4*: The 15th seed is asserting her dominance during the rallies and cutting down on errors. 
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*40-30: The Croat double faults, but makes up for it by an ace.
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4-4: Donna Vekic overcomes the deficit to level things up in the decider!
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*0-30: Donna Vekic on a quest for the break. Sabalenka throws an easy volley into the net.
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The Croat easily holds serve. Sabalenka leads *4-3 in the third.
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Donna Vekic serving 2-4 down in the decider. 
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*3-2: A couple of aggressive first serves help secure the hold for the Croat.
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Aryna Sabalenka maneuvering the ball from side to side and taking control of the rallies.
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Deuce on Vekic's service game.
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Aryna Sabanka looking unstoppable. She's producing winners at will, and fatigue seems to be taking over Donna Vekic.
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*40-0: An ace followed by a lob winner from the Belarusian. 
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*2-1: Vekic finds a couple of first serves and extracts errors off the Belarusian. 
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Sabalenka consolidates the break with an easy service hold. The Croat is left searching for answers.
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The first game of the third set goes the Belarusian way!
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*15-40: Another early break in the making for Aryna Sabalenka?
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Aryna Sabalenka wins the second set with a stunning ace! We are going the distance on the Centre court.
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30-30: Vekic giving her all to try and break in this second set.
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The 15th seed fends off Sabalenka's attack to hold.
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*40-15: Vekic does not want to let go of this set, yet.
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5-2: Sabalenka means business in this second set. Vekic is unable to diffuse her opponent's power.
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Sabalenka nets her forehand giving Vekic the hold.
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*40-0: The Croat seeking an easy hold of serve.
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A wide serve followed by a backhand winner helps Sabalenka in extending her lead to 4-1 in the second set!
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1-3*: The Croat gets on the board in the second set!
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Another game, another deuce! Vekic struggling to find first serves at the moment.
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*40-15: Donna Vekic looking for a comfortable service hold 
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4-6, 3-0*: A strong second serve from Sabalenka to take the third game of the second set.
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There it is! Sabalenka breaks! The Croat succumbs to pressure and double faults.
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Deuce! Sabalenka is keen to secure an early break.
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Sabalenka survives and takes the first game of the second set.
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22 unforced errors from the Belarusian taking a toll on her. She also had 7 break points but failed to convert any.
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6-4: Donna Vekic takes the first set!
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*40-30: Set point for Vekic!
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A brilliant first serve from the Croat!
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Donna Vekic will have to serve out this set!
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4-5*: Sabalenka produces a stunning forehand winner to deny a second break to Vekic.
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