Sabalenka was more than Gauff and is in the Australian final
With a 7-6 (2) and 6-4 final, the former world number one defeated the North American and dreams of the big title.
The greats came to tennis to make history, and that is what they will seek Aryna Sabalenka (2nd in the world ranking) In this new edition of Australian Open. With a result of 7-6 (2) and 6-4, the Belarusian defeated Coco Gauff (4th) to go in search of the two-time championship.
Although the double faults did not work in the North American’s favor, the play displayed meant that the former world number one had to fight until the end to win the match. Solid shots, accurate decisions and, despite several errors at the net, the final already has its name written and waiting for a new rival.
This way, Sabalenka is on the verge of achieving something that has not happened in Australia since 2013: achieving the two-time championship. The last to win two consecutive titles in the first Major of the season was her compatriot Victoria Azarenka in 2012-2013.so this time, that streak may come to an end.
He also achieved something that had not happened since Serena Williams He dominated the circuit. She became the first tennis player to reach two consecutive finals of this great competition since the aforementioned North American tennis player when she did so in 2016/2017.of which he was only able to win the title on one of the two occasions (2017).
With six semifinals achieved in the last six Grand Slam tournaments, the Belarusian will have to add even more points to be able to reach the top of the world rankings, which today is in the hands of Every Swiatek.
Meanwhile, wait for China’s Qinwen Zheng (15th) who left Dayana Yastremska (93rd) by double 6-4.
All matches can be watched live on STAR+.
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