Sabalenka Rybakina Indian Wells

Rybakina is the new queen of Indian Wells

Kazakhstan has been crowned champion in Indian Wells. Rybakina has shown in the final against Sabalenka (7-6 (11), 6-4) the mental strength she has in big events.

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Women’s final Indian Wells 2023 in front Rybakina only Sabalenka. Kazakhstan had taken another step forward in major tournaments and had just beaten Swiatek in the semifinals on a fast track. Faces Sabalenka, who was a woman to beat this season with just one loss and a wide open at Indian Wells, where she dropped just one set against Czech Krejcikova. In the previous five matches, four wins for the Belarusian and one for Kazakhstan, although Elena’s victory came in the World Tennis League exhibition competition.

Rybakina y su primer WTA 1000

The first set was a real spectacle for tennis fans. It lasted an hour and 20 minutes and ended up decanting to Rybakina. The match in this first set was even, with both players trying to find their winning kick. Belarus went 4-2, but Elena Rybakina made a great reaction and after three consecutive games it was 5-4. After saving a set point against Sabalenka, Sabalenka eventually ended up forcing a tie. In sudden death, Sabalenka managed to give up two set points, but in the end it was successful Ribakina, the one who took the first set on the sixth ball of the set.

Rybakina continued with confidence and took advantage of Sabalenka’s mental slump at the start of the second set. Kazakhstan quickly went 2-0. Sabalenka was on the ropes and her rival was still very excited. After a winning comeback, she hit a double break that sent her 5-2 up, leaving Elena on the verge of the championship in Indian Wells. Sabalenka was not going to give up and that he himself still saw an epic comeback as possible. Two consecutive games made it 4-5 on the scoreboard and the pressure shifted to Rybakina, who served again to end the tournament. 40-15 were two match balls and the first one was crowned champion.

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