Aryna Sabalenka vs Elena Rybakina: Elena Rybakina crushed World No. 1 Iga Swiatek in the semi-finals to advance into the final of the Indian Wells 2023.
In the semi-final, from the very start, the Wimbledon champion had been dominant. The 23-year-old defeated the Pole in just one hour 17 minutes in straight sets (6-2, 6-2).
Notably, it’s the second time Rybakina was able to defeat defending champion Swiatek this season. Kazakh 10th seed had eliminated Swiatek at the Australian Open this year.
A repeat of the 2023 Australian Open will be seen on Saturday (March 18) when Rybakina will face World No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka the final. The Belarusian grabbed the Grand Slam for the first time when she crushed Rybakina in this year’s Australian Open. She defeated Greece’s world number seven Maria Sakkari 6-2, 6-3 in the semi-finals of the ongoing tournament. Also Read: “Djokovic Has A Lot Of Haters Even Nadal And Federer Somehow Have Them,” Daniil Medvedev On How Top Players Receive Hate On Social Media
Aryna Sabalenka vs Elena Rybakina match details
Tournament: Indian Wells 2023
Date: March 18, 2023
Venue: California, United States
Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
Category: WTA 1000
Prize money: $8,800,000
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Aryna Sabalenka vs Elena Rybakina: Head-to-Head Records Till Date
Sabalenka has dominated Rybakina in the four matches they played before, winning all of them. Their last encounter came in the 2023 Australian Open final this year which Sabalenka won in three sets.
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Aryna Sabalenka vs Elena Rybakina: Who will be the winner?
Sabalenka can continue her sublime form in the final to lift the cup. She has dropped just one set in four matches this week. Her only loss this year came in the Dubai Open Quarterfinals against eventual winner Barbora Krejcikova.
At the same time, Rybakina cannot be taken lightly as she overwhelmed Swiatek in the semi-final, hitting 18 winners and saving five break points in the last four.
Prediction: Aryna Sabalenka will win in straight sets.
Aryna Sabalenka’s Last Three Performances
1. Indian Wells 2023: Semi-final- Sabalenka d. Maria Sakkari (6-2,6-3).
2. Indian Wells 2023: Quarter-final- Sabalenka d. Coco Gauff (6-4, 6-0).
3. Indian Wells 2023: Round of 16- Sabalenka d. Barbora Krejcikova (6-3, 2-6, 6-4).
Elena Rybakina‘s Last Three Performances
1. Indian Wells 2023: Semi-final- Rybakina d. Iga Swiatek (6-2, 6-2).
2. Indian Wells 2023: Quarter-final- Rybakina d. Karolina Muchova (7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-4).
3. Indian Wells 2023: Round of 16- Rybakina d. Varvara Gracheva (6-3, 6-0).
Aryna Sabalenka vs Elena Rybakina: Broadcasting and Live Streaming Details
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UK: Amazon Prime Video
Europe: Eurosport, SportKlub
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