The Belarusian defeated the surprise of the tournament Lint 6:7 (1), 1:6, and will meet in the final the Wimbledon holder who won 6:7 (4), 3:6 over Azarenka who dreamed of repeating the achievements of a decade ago
After countless top-ranked women went home in the early stages, the semifinal stage of the Australian Women’s Championship was held today (Thursday) and at the end it was determined – Aryna Savalanka will meet Jelena Rivakina in the Grand Slam final on Saturday.
Victoria Azarenka dreamed of restoring the wins from Australia In 2012 and 2013, but the journey of the Belarusian stopped in the semi-finals against one of the breakthroughs of women’s tennis in the last year. Kazakhstan’s Yelena Rybakina, who stunned everyone on her way to winning Wimbledon, guaranteed participation in the finalSecond career Grand Slam with 6:7 (4), convincing 3:6 in one hour and 43 minutes. The first set was quite volatile, with each player breaking her opponent’s serve twice. Rivakina broke Azarenka’s serve twice in the tiebreaker on the way to a 2:5 advantage, and although she saw the veteran tennis player break her serve twice and shrink to 5:4, she recovered on the way to 4:7. In the second set Rivakina broke twice on the way to 2 5: promising, after that Azarenka provided her own break and reduced it to 3:5, but was broken once more and Rivakina celebrated in front of the audience in Melbourne her record achievement in the Grand Slam in Australia.
Although Azarenka did not qualify for the final, but Belarus in all This will be a representationIn the form of Aryna Savalanka – who secured her place in the first Grand Slam final of her career after defeating the surprise of the tournament Magda Lint. The Pole, who became the sensation of the tournament when she knocked out ranked players time and time again. This time too Lint made it difficult for a top ranked player and dragged Sabalanka to a tie breaker in the first set, but there she was defeated 7:1 and fell behind which complicated her for the rest. In the second set, Savalanka broke her opponent twice in a row and closed the story with 3:6.