Azarenka vs. Rybakina for Australian Open final

Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka reached the semifinals of the Australian Open in Melbourne today, after defeating American Jessica Pegula in the quarterfinals 6:4, 6:1.

The champion of the Australian Open from 2012 and 2013, and currently the 24th tennis player in the world, celebrated against the third on the WTA list after a little more than an hour and a half of play.

The Belarusian raced to a 3-0 lead in the first set in 12 minutes, then missed four set points in two breaks, but eventually took advantage of the fifth in the tenth game for a 1-0 lead.

She also started the second set with a break, leading 2:0, but Pegula managed to return the break immediately. However, that was all the American did, as Azarenka did not drop a single game to her until the end of the match.

Azarenka’s opponent in the fight for the final of the first Grand Slam tournament of the season will be the current Wimbledon champion, Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina, who earlier today eliminated Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko in two sets.

Azarenka and Ribakina have only played one match so far, and the Kazakh won that time.

Karolina Pliškova and Magda Linet and Arina Sabalenka and Dona Vekić will meet tomorrow in the remaining two quarterfinals.

By Editor

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