Aryna Sabalenka wins the second semifinal of the Australian Open against Magda Linette to reach her first finals of a Grand Slam tournament. She crushed Linette in the match and won in straight sets 7-6(7-1), 6-2. The match was completed in less than two hours and Aryna dominated completely.
The unseeded Linette had no chance to handle the game against the Belarusian and loses the match. However, it was a great run from the Polish as it is her first appearance in the semis of a Grand Slam. Linette fought hard n the first set and even broke Aryna’s serve once. This first set was similar to that of the first semis as it went into the tie-break.
It will be mixed emotions for the Belarus fans as they have had mixed results today in the Australian Open. They witnessed the exit of Victoria Azarenka and then Aryna Sabalenka reached her first final. In the hindsight, both the semifinals almost looked similar with a very close first set that headed into a tiebreak and a one-sided second set.
Aryna being the experienced one didn’t let Linette take control of the game in the second set. She broke the Polish’s serve twice in the second set and won the match. It was an absolute domination from the fifth seed as she hit 33 winners in the match. With this win Aryna recorded her tenth consecutive win of this year already.
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Aryna Sabalenka faces Elena Rybakina in her first Grand Slam final
Aryna had a pretty good record in the tiebreakers, losing only once in ten times. She held her nerve in the first set tiebreak and won it comfortably. She will face the reigning Wimbledon champion, Elena Rybakina in the finals. This is Aryna’s 20th career WTA-level final and the first in a Grand Slam tournament.
However, it will be an interesting final between two fine tennis players. The interesting part of this context is that it is so even on paper too and predicting the winner is difficult. Aryna is eyeing on her first Grand Slam title while Elena will look to repeat her heroics from the 2022 Wimbledon. This match will also excite the common audience as it is also the battle between the Kazakhstani and the Belarusian.
Elegance defines Elena Rybakina’s triumph at the Australian Open semis
“I’m super happy and proud,” Elena Rybakina beaming with confidence as she beats Victoria Azarenka to reach the Australian Open finals