The Kazakh tennis player Elena Rybakina and the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka they will play the Indian Wells tournament finalin California, of the category WTA 1.000 and played on a hard court, after beating the Polish Iga Swiatek (6-2, 6-2) and the Greek Maria Sakkari (6-2, 6-3), respectively.
Rybakinachampion of Wimbledon and tenth in the world ranking, it took just one hour and 17 minutes to dispatch the number one in the world, swiatekwho was defending the Californian title and who fell for the second time against the Kazakh.
After starting the contest with a game with a blank service, Rybakina he broke his rival’s serve and consolidated a 3-0 lead. He withstood two break balls from Swiatek before closing out the set with another break.
The Kazakh opened the second set with a valuable 5-0 lead and, although she wasted two match points in a game that would end up breaking the Polish, she did not forgive in the following game to guarantee a place in the final after a duel in which he won the 82% of his points with the first serve (28 of 34) and had a perfect 5 out of 5 on break points.
There they will face off with their executioner in the final of the australian open and number two in the world, Aryna Sabalenkawho reached her third final of the season against last year’s runner-up, Maria Sakkari of Greece.
The Belarusian, who has a Undefeated record of 4-0 in WTA 1,000 finalsbroke her opponent three times in a row to win the first set of the match.
Already in the second set, he went ahead 2-0, and despite the fact that Sakkari responded with a ‘counterbreak’, he broke his serve again in the sixth game, definitive to take the victory.
The Kazakh and the Belarusian will meet for the title on Sunday in the rematch of the Australian Open final in January; over there, Sabalenka surpassed Rybakina (4-6, 6-3, 6-4), before which he has a balance of 4-0, to win his first title grand slams.
(With information from Europe Press)