Sabalenka and Ribakyna will play in the WTA final in Brisbane

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Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka and Kazakh Elena Rybakina, first and second seeded respectively, will play in the final of the Brisbane tournament, in the 500 category and on hard court, after winning the penultimate round against Belarusian Victoria Azarenka and Czech Linda. Noskova.

Sabalenka, 25 years old and number 2 in the world ranking, dismissed her compatriot 6-2 6-4 in a very close match in which she did not drop her serve even once despite having three breaks ball against him. and where he took the first opportunity to win that he had.

For her part, Rybakina, who was very strong on her serve until she signed 8 aces, made good on the only break point in her favor in the first set to win 6-4. In the second, he won the rest of the third game, rallied from a 0-40 deficit in the fourth and broke again in the fifth to win 6-2.

In this way Sabalenka and Rybakina started the season strongly, just as they did when they met earlier in the final of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the season. That time the victory went to the Belarusian 4-6, 6-3 and 6-4.

The two also met on three other occasions in 2023, with two wins for Rybakina in the Indian Wells final and the Beijing quarterfinals and another for Sabalenka in the WTA Finals. As for the overall balance, it is favorable for the latter by 5-2.

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Source: La Verdad

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