Bravo, Elena! Rybakina in the Australian Open Final

31.01.2023    Views: 327
Source: KTF press-service
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Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan, world's No. 25, lost in a tough struggle to the world's No. 5 Arina Sabalenka from Belarus in the Australian Open Final, 4:6, 6:3, 6:4. The tie lasted almost 2.5 hrs.

Elena Rybakina and Bulat Utemuratov - Australian Open 2023
Bulat Utemuratov, President of the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation, commented on Rybakina's performance at the tournament.

 «Thank you to Elena for once again giving it her all with her impressive tennis performance and for representing the successful development of tennis in our country. Reaching the finals at the Australian Open is in itself a sign of continuous growth and quality. Throughout the course of the tournament, Elena managed to defeat the leader of women's world tennis, Iga Swiatek, and other strong contenders from the top-20 rankings, three of which are Grand Slam winners. It is clear that Elena is feeling increasingly confident on different types of surfaces, intelligently adapting her tactics depending on her opponents, and improving her game. Hopefully, this great performance at the Australian Open will mark the start of a very successful year of play for Elena.»

Rybakina's entry to the Australian Open Final has guaranteed her a TOP 10 world ranking debut as of Monday. She'll be ranked No. 10. Elena will receive 1,300 ranking points and $1.12 million in prize money for her performance in Melbourne.

Elena Rybakina - Australian Open 2023

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