Arina Sabalenka (5th place, Belarus), who uses ‘power tennis’ with an average serve speed of 193 km per hour, an average forehand speed of 123.4 km per hour, and a rotation per minute of 2,341 rpm, will compete in the Australian Open Tennis Tournament ( Total prize money 76.5 million Australian dollars, approximately 66.26 billion won) won the women’s singles championship and won the title of singles champion in the first major tournament.
Sabalenka defeated Elena Rivakina (25th, Kazakhstan) 2-1 (4-6 6-3 6-4) in 2 hours and 28 minutes in the women’s singles final on the 13th day of the tournament held at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia on the 28th. ) won.
Sabalenka, who is 182cm tall and resembles a male player, is evaluated as the best among active female players for her serve and forehand emanating from her broad shoulders.
Sabalenka, who had previously advanced to the semifinals only three times in singles at major competitions, even won the championship trophy in her first final.
In an interview after the game, Sabalenka gave credit to Sabalenka, saying, “There were a lot of bad things last year, but I won because of the coaches who worked hard together. I think it’s because of you rather than me.”
It has been 10 years since Victoria Azaranka (24th) won the 2013 Australian Open that a Belarusian player has become the women’s singles champion in a major tournament.
Sabalenka will receive 2.975 million dollars (approximately 3.67 billion won) in prize money for her victory in this tournament.
She is also expected to rise to her previous highest ranking of No. 2 in the world rankings to be announced next week.
Sabalenka went on a four-game winning streak against Rivakina.
Sabalenka, who won the first round of the Adelaide International, a prelude to this tournament, continued her 11-game winning streak this year.
For the second time in her career, Rivakina had to be content with reaching a major singles final.
Rivakina, who won Wimbledon last year but stayed in the top 20 because ranking points were not awarded for this tournament, is 11th Daniel Collins (3 rounds, USA) and 1st place Iga Sibiong Tech (4 rounds, USA) at the Australian Open. Poland), 17th place Yelena Ostapenko (quarterfinals, Latvia), 24th place and two-time Australian Open champion Azaranka (semifinals), etc. 메이저놀이터
Rivakina’s ranking is expected to rise to 10th.
This is the first time a Kazakh player has reached the top 10 in the women’s singles rankings.
A game in which the spears of the two players, who enjoyed aggressive play, collided with each other.
Both players tried to press the opponent with their strong serve and forehand.
The first player to be shaken was Savalenka.
When Savalenka made a mistake, she repeatedly committed double faults or unforced errors, giving decisive points one after another, and in the end, Rivakina took the first set.
Sabalenka, however, regained her composure in the second set.
With a bold and aggressive shot, he broke Rivakina’s second serve game and eventually balanced the game.
Sabalenka broke the opponent’s 4th sub game in the 3rd set with a powerful forehand and tipped the pendulum.
In the final game of the third set, Sabalenka narrowly won the championship point after missing three times.
Sabalenka lay down on the court and wept tears of emotion when Rivakina’s last shot crossed the line and the victory was confirmed.
Savalenka, who played hot tennis, greatly outperformed Rivakina in the sub ace (17-9) and winner (51-31).