Top-seeded Aryna Sabalenka advances at National Bank Open

MONTREAL — Top-seeded Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus ended Rebecca Marino’s strong run at the National Bank Open on Thursday with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over the Canadian.

Marino, a wild card ranked 220th, made it to the round of 16 by upsetting No. 16 seed Madison Keys and Paula Badosa, ranked No. 31.

Sabalenka, ranked No. 3, saved four break points to cruise to a 5-0 lead in the first set. Marino showed life in the second set with a pair of aces and held serve through the first six games. But she struggled with break points, going 0-for-5 in the 59-minute match.

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