Elena Rybakina has claimed her first WTA 1000 title and avenged her Australian Open final defeat to Aryna Sabalenka with a commanding performance in the Indian Wells final. The Kazakhstani star came back from a break down in the first set to secure a hard-fought victory over the second seed in straight sets.
Sabalenka struggled with her serve, committing 10 double faults, while Rybakina remained focused and resilient, displaying her tenacity and skill throughout the match.
Rybakina’s victory over Sabalenka, coupled with her earlier win over world No.1 Iga Swiatek, cements her position as one of the rising stars of the sport.
Her impressive run in Indian Wells has showcased her remarkable talent and fighting spirit, which will undoubtedly make her a force to be reckoned with in the years to come.