“Both were very powerful matches. There aren’t many players on tour who use strong power. [This final] might be a kind of game that pushes other players to be more aggressive.”
“If it happens like this, it will be great. My goal is to play in the finals of every Grand Slam.”
The 2023 Australian Open (AO) women’s singles final held at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne Park on the afternoon of the 28th (local time). Elena Rivakina (23, Kazakhstan), last year’s “Wimbledon Queen,” said at a press conference after unfortunately finishing as her runner-up.
Rivakina, who was a former Russian player, changed her nationality a few years ago in accordance with Kazakhstan’s promise of financial support. Ranked 25th in the world, he faced Arina Sabalenka (24, Belarus), a “power hitter,” who ranked 5th on the day, and after a slugfest of 82 Winners, he unfortunately lost 1-2 (6-4, 3-6, 4). -6) and ended up losing.
It was the final of a rare match in recent times that literally showed the essence of power tennis. Sabalenka exploded her 51 winners, and Rivakina scored 31 though she was 20 short of him. A whopping 82 if you add the two together.
Rivakina admitted that she was pushed back by Savalenka’s unstoppable aggressive play, saying, “I take advantage of it as soon as I get the chance, but today’s game didn’t go my way.” He also said, “I think the quality of the game was good.” Rivakina
won the 2022 Wimbledon women’s singles champion seven months ago, but she did not receive ranking points, and this time she had to compete as the 22nd seed. This is because Wimbledon banned players from Russia and Belarus from participating last year due to Russia’s armed invasion of Ukraine, and it became a tournament that does not award ranking points to champions. 안전놀이터
Despite the disadvantage of seed assignment, Rivakina raised the momentum by holding the No. 1 seed, Iga Sibiontech (21, Poland), 2-0 (6-4, 6-4) in the 4th round (round of 16). . In the quarterfinals, she defeated even the 2017 French Open women’s singles champion, No. 17 Elena Ostapenko (25, Latvia), 2-0 (6-2, 6-4).
In the semifinals, he defeated Victoria Azarenka (33, Belarus), the 2012 and 2013 Australian Open women’s singles champion, 2-0 (7-6 <7-4>, 6-3). He became the first player to win three Grand Slam champions at the Australian Open since Jennifer Capriati (USA) in 2001.
It was because of the powerful serve (up to 195 km per hour) from a 1m84 tall man and the explosive two-handed backstroke that was difficult for the opponent to receive. But I couldn’t get past the last hurdle.