Rybakina Pliskova Abu Dhabi

Rybakina starts «on fire» in Abu Dhabi


Kazakhstan has passed the debut easily. Rybakina has beaten Karolina Pliskova and achieved the first victory of the tournament in the quarterfinals 6-4, 6-2.

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Elena Rybakina faced the first match corresponding to the new WTA tournament in the city Abu Dhabi in early February 2023. She did it after making her debut in the women’s final, where she would have to face the Czech tennis player in the round of 18. Karolina Pliskova. The Kazakhstan player came into this tournament after losing in the final of the Australian Open, despite two poor starts in Adelaide and Adelaide 2.

The Czech tennis player, meanwhile, had started well against Belgium’s Ysaline Bonaventure and enjoyed her way to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. He had previously lost in Adelaide and Adelaide 2 against the head There were two precedents between these two players and they happened in 2020 and 2022. On these two occasions, the Kazakh tennis player would be the winner.

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Rybakina started laying down her law from the start. Thanks to the break and his confirmation, he went 2-0. True, both had breaking balls in the following innings, but neither got the break. In this way, Rybakina was still ahead of the leaderboard, comfortable and without major problems. Pliskova held the bet but was unable to recover from the loss after a weak first game of the match. This bad start ended up punishing him The 6-4 Kazakh took the first sleeve.

The game progressed as expected, both trying to dominate, looking for winning shots and playing a very direct game. Pliskova managed to win the first white game of the second sleeve. On the other hand, from that moment Rybakina brought out her best version and exposed her rival’s straight tennis. Five matches in a row ended with Rybakina’s scores 5-1. Only the Czech was able to equalize 2-5 and finally won the goal in the eighth game Elena Rybakina showed her superiority on the scoreboard and confirmed her 6-2 victory to the quarterfinals. Abu Dhabi WTA.


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