Elena Rybakina reached the final of yet another tournament this season. This is going to be her third singles final of the season in which she will be played in. The Kazakh tennis professional defeated Jessica Pegula 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 to reach the final of the Miami Open 2023.
Elena Rybakina is on the brink of scripting history. If she wins the Miami Open, she will become only the fifth female player in the history of the sport to win both these prestigious tournaments in the same year.
German tennis legend Steffi Graf achieved this feat twice in her career, i.e., 1994 and 1996. After her, Kim Clijsters was able to make it happen in 2005. Victoria Azarenka in 2016 and Iga Swiatek in 2022 complete the list.
WTA shared this fantastic possibility on social media.
“A win away from joining the list of WTA Sunshine Double champions…Steffi Graf (1994, 1996) Kim Clijsters (2005) Victoria Azarenka (2016) Iga Swiatek (2022) Indian Wells champ Elena Rybakina is through to the #MiamiOpen final!” the caption read.
The winner of the second-semifinal in the tournament between Petra Kvitova and Sorana Cirstea will play Elena Rybakina in the final.
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Social media is elated with Elena Rybakina’s win
Elena Rybakina is on an incredible winning streak of 11 matches. Since giving a walkover to Coco Gauff in the third round of the Dubai Tennis Championships, the Kazakh tennis professional has won every match, she has played. She was phenomenal in the Indian Wells Open. She also took the revenge for her loss in the final of the Australian Open 2023 by beating Aryna Sabalenka in the final of the Indian Wells Open.
Hence, her win in the semi-final round in the Miami Open has made all her fans happy. They are jubilant and are hoping that Elena Rybakina will be able to achieve this feat. Many are also demanding that the tennis world must start to give her the respect, fame and limelight which is due. Here are a few reactions that came in.
“If and only if she had won the Australian Open,” the caption read in English (Translated through Google Translate).
“Although today’s match against Pegula was weird, she is undoubtedly the favorite to win this tournament in which Sabalenka, her great opponent, is no longer,” the caption read in English (Translated through Google Translate).
Winning the Miami Open will also help Elena Rybakina climb in the WTA singles rankings. This triumph will also help her earn valuable ranking points. Currently, she is ranked as No.7 in the world.
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