List of records broken by Aryna Sabalenka after winning Australian Open 2024

Sabalenka scripted history on Saturday when she beat Qinwen Zheng to win the 2024 Australian Open.


List of records broken by Aryna Sabalenka after winning Australian Open 2024

Aryna Sabalenka kisses her AO 2024 trophy (Image via WTA)

Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka scripted history on Saturday as she beat China’s Qinwen Zheng to lift the trophy at the 2024 Australian Open. This was the Belarusian’s second consecutive title-winning performance at the year’s first Grand Slam as Sabalenka successfully defended her crown in Melbourne.

Throughout the tournament, Sabalenka played some elite-level tennis, and she won the tournament without dropping a set. Despite her opponent coming on the back of fine form in the final, Sabalenka lost only five games and wrapped up the match in 76 minutes.

The 25-year-old Belarusian looked unfazed by any of her opponents as Sabalenka lost only 31 games in total at the 2024 Australian Open. This dominant performance meant Sabalenka broke some records and got her name etched in the history books.

Aryna Sabalenka piles up records at the 2024 Australian Open

On her way to winning the title in Melbourne, Aryna Sabalenka broke quite a few records. As the 25-year-old successfully defended her crown, Sabalenka became the only woman’s player in the past 11 years to successfully defend her title.

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Aryna Sabalenka (Image via Tennis.com)

Check out the records Aryna Sabalenka broke during her title-winning performance at the 2024 Australian Open.

Only woman to win Australian Open final without dropping a serve

With her 6-3, 6-2 triumph over Zheng, Sabalenka became only the second player in the past 20 years to win the women’s singles final without dropping serve – matching Serena Williams’ emphatic win over Maria Sharapova in 2007.

Second woman to win first two Grand Slam titles at Australian Open

With her title win in Melbourne, Aryna Sabalenka became the second woman to win her first two Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open.

Not dropping a set en route to title win

As already mentioned, Aryna Sabalenka did not drop a set during her title-winning performance in Melbourne. Sabalenka has therefore matched some of the great AO campaigns this century. Lindsay Davenport in 2000, Maria Sharapova in 2008, Serena Williams in 2017, and Ashleigh Barty’s championship in 2022 are the other occasions when AO winners did not drop a set.

Aryna Sabalenka took an average 70 minutes to beat her opponents at 2024 Australian Open

It required 70 minutes on average for the World No. 2 to topple her opponents. Since 2016, only Ash Barty’s powerful triumph on home soil (65 minutes per match) has been recorded in quicker fashion.

Aryna Sabalenka celebrates (Image via CNN)

Serena Williams in 2017 and Naomi Osaka in 2021 took 77 minutes on average to beat their opponents.

First player to reach six consecutive semis before turning 26

Sabalenka is the first player to reach six consecutive semis before turning 26 since Serena Williams in 2003. Also, in 24 Grand Slam tournaments played so far, Sabalenka has reached five semifinals, and three final, and has won two titles.

18 tour-level finals on hard court and 12 tournament wins

With her title win in Melbourne, Aryna Sabalenka has now played in 18 Tour-level finals on hard court, putting her four clear of any other player in that statistical category since 2017. Also, she has won 12 hard-court tournaments since 2018.

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