Dubai Duty Free Championships
Two years ago, Dubai 2021 had marked Gauff's WTA 1000 quarterfinal debut. This week is the first time she has reached the last four of a tournament at this level off clay.
Though Ostapenko started the match really aggressive and put pressure on Aryna who eyes World No.1 spot, Sapalenka fought back to win a three set tough match.
American Jessica Pegula, the No 3 seed, knocked out Romanian Ana Bogdan 6-4, 6-3 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Championships.
Azarenka will meet another American , Madison Keys, In the next round.