Dominant Aryna Sabalenka Clinches Australian Open 2024 Title, Defeats Qinwen Zheng

Aryna Sabalenka Clinches Women’s Singles Title at Australian Open

Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus secured her second consecutive Australian Open title by defeating China’s Qiang Wang in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, in just one hour at the Rod Laver Arena on Saturday.

With this victory, she became the second woman after Victoria Azarenka to win back-to-back women’s singles titles at the Melbourne Park. Azarenka achieved this feat in 2012 and 2013. Sabalenka did not drop a single set throughout the tournament.

The 25-year-old Sabalenka is now the fifth female player in the Open Era to win consecutive women’s singles titles at the Australian Open without losing a set in any match. She joins the ranks of Lindsay Davenport (2000), Maria Sharapova (2008), Serena Williams (2017), and Ash Barty (2022) in achieving this remarkable accomplishment.

Aryna Sabalenka Dominates Zhang Shuai to Clinch Australian Open Women’s Singles Title

Aryna Sabalenka continued her impressive form from the start and secured her third Grand Slam final victory, taking the lead right from the beginning. In the opening set, Sabalenka managed to break Zhang’s serve and took a commanding 2-0 lead. Despite Zhang’s efforts in the subsequent rounds, the Belarusian player displayed excellent control and won the first set 6-3 in just 32 minutes.

In the second set, Sabalenka quickly surged to a 5-2 lead. Although Zhang fought back and denied Sabalenka four consecutive match points, the Belarusian player maintained composure, secured the crucial break point, and ultimately won the set and the game 6-2.

With this victory, Sabalenka not only claimed her third Grand Slam title but also showcased her dominance throughout the tournament. Breaking points are crucial in tennis, especially when trying to secure a lead in a set. In this match, Sabalenka’s ability to win key points consistently played a pivotal role in her success.

Rohan Bopanna in Men’s Doubles Final at Australian Open

Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna is currently competing in the men’s doubles final at the Australian Open. Bopanna, partnering with Australian Matthew Ebden, is facing the Italian pair of Simone Bolelli and Andrey Vavassori in the championship match.

Tomorrow, the spotlight will be on the Men’s Singles final. Russian World No. 3 player Daniil Medvedev will clash with the Serbian sensation, Novak Djokovic. Medvedev showcased his prowess by defeating Alexander Zverev in a thrilling five-set semifinal match (5-7, 3-6, 7(7)-6(4), 7(7)-6(5), 6-3). He also defeated defending champion Djokovic in the previous round, winning 6-1, 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 to secure his place in the final.

The winner of the singles title will be awarded a total prize money of 481.2 crore rupees, marking a significant increase from the previous year. The men’s and women’s singles champions will receive approximately 17.5 crore rupees each, while the runner-up will get 9.5 crore rupees.

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