The Kazakh tennis player achieves his third important victory in his career in Miami. Rybakina manages to maintain a good rhythm throughout the match and thus defeats Elise Mertens in two sets (6-4, 6-3) after 1h46 minutes of good tennis.
Elena Rybakina faced the third match corresponding to the new Masters 1000 tournament in the city of Miami this March 2023. She did it after advancing in the women’s final tablewhere he would have to face the Belgian tennis player in the round of 16 Elise Mertens. Kazakhstan came into this match having achieved victories against Anna Kalinskaya and Paula Badosa. The Belgian tennis player, on the other hand, came into this match after winning earlier Alycia Parks, Daria Kasatkina and Petra Martic. Indoors against the head There are a total of three precedents between the tennis player and they occurred between 2020 and 2023. In two cases the winner would be Elena and once Elise.
Elena Rybakina manages to take the first set
The match started strongly for Elena Rybakina. The Kazakhstan player got the first game of the match. At the moment, Elise Mertens would answer, following several successes in the service of each. Mertens tries to change the dynamic by adding two straight games in his favor to lead 4-3. The turning point would be in favor of Elena Rybakina. The Kazakh went up to three games in a row and got two breaks, which allowed him to take the first set after a tight 6-4.
Kazakhstan racket continues with a steady step in Miami
At the start of the second set, Elena Rybakina would again be the one to start commanding the initial score. The player from Kazakhstan managed to win the first three sets of the match with a break. At the moment, Elise Mertens would be in charge after a string of successes in each player’s service. Finally and after four match points are neededRybakina managed to make it 6-3 allowed him to take another set. This confirmed his entry to the next round of the tournament in the United States.