Elena Rybakina, the reigning Wimbledon champion, continued her impressive performance at the Miami Open, winning her 12th consecutive match by defeating Martina Trevisan 6-3, 6-0 in the quarter-finals.
The Kazakh player’s fourth consecutive outing with at least ten aces contributed to her 46 aces through four matches at the tournament and 201 aces overall this season, making her the WTA leader.
Rybakina has been in remarkable form this year, with a 20-4 record that includes reaching the final of the Australian Open and winning the Indian Wells title last week.
She aims to become the fifth player to win the women’s trophies at both Indian Wells and Miami in the same season, following in the footsteps of Iga Swiatek, who accomplished this feat last year but withdrew from Miami due to a rib injury.
Rybakina will face No. 3 seed Jessica Pegula in the semi-finals, with a chance to progress to the final. Thirteen of Rybakina’s 18 semi-final appearances have come on hard courts, highlighting her expertise on this surface.
While the prospect of completing the Sunshine Double is still far away, the 10th-seeded Rybakina expressed her excitement about achieving this feat.