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08 January 2024, 08:00

Sabalenka loses to Rybakina in Brisbane final

An archive photo
An archive photo
MINSK, 8 January (BelTA) – Belarus’ world number 2 Aryna Sabalenka lost the International Brisbane final to world number 4 Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan, 0-6, 3-6, BelTA has learned.

A year ago, Aryna Sabalenka beat Elena Rybakina in the Australian Open final, winning the Grand Slam tournament for the first time in her career.

On her way to the final in Brisbane Aryna Sabalenka defeated world number 52 Lucia Bronzetti, China’s world number 33 Zhu Lin, Russia’s world number 18 Darya Kasatkina, and world number 23 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus. Aryna Sabalenka did not lose a set in these matches.

In a week, on 14 January, the world’s best tennis players will gather in Melbourne for the 2024 Australian Open.

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