Sabalenka Linette Open Australia

Sabalenka indulges herself in her first Grand Slam final

Aryna Sabalenka reached the Australian Open final by defeating Poland’s Magda Linette at Rod Laver Arena 7-6(1), 6-2 in just over half an hour.

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Two tennis players looking to compete in their first Grand Slam final met in the second match of the evening at Rod Laver Arena knowing Elena Rybakina was the first seed. Aryna Sabalenka It was his fourth time competing in such a situation, with a record of 0-3 with two semi-final losses at the US Open and one at Wimbledon. Recipient Magda LinetteIt was the first time he had seen himself in a Grand Slam so far. In the meetings between them, the Belarusian had just won the four sets played in two games.

El tie-break decides

The table’s fifth seed was noted with excitement and nervousness. The meeting began at his service without rhyme or reason. Failures, inadequate services and at that time the first favorable break for Magda were caused. Several fans with powerful vocal cords did not stop encouraging excited Magda. She confirmed that break, but Aryna’s improvement, which gradually went to the smoother side, led to a draw in the duel.

Poland had a very good record on serve against Sabalenka, who was not entirely comfortable wanting to be efficient with her shots. Linette didn’t want to deactivate her effectiveness by stepping into the bottom lane, and good shifts supported by a high percentage of first shares gave her her place in the set. She was very involved the whole time, but the feeling was that Aryna could start her machinery at any moment. Sudden death was the moment when Sabalenka hit her shot and caused an overwhelming advantage. His confidence increased with a very positive tie-break.

catch the differences

Linette didn’t give up early in the second quarter. There were tough points, but the most important fell to Sabalenka, who took that step to be more determined. He reached a break and then came to confirm it. That moment became a turning point especially for the Belarusian, who paved the way to victory with a game that was more in line with his tennis. Still, it wasn’t entirely clear when faced with three break balls. Despite her few options, Magda did not want to lose her competitiveness and continued to fight. On the contrary, Aryna sealed 1-5 and ended the duel for the others.

Magda wanted to prevent her tournament from ending on her serves, and in the longest game of the match she raised three match points. Finally, Sabalenka managed to seal her entry to the Australian Open final by eliminating Magda Linette.

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