After a very difficult match with Karolina Muchova, Elena Rybakina very confidently and sensationally defeated the world’s first racket Iga Sviontek in the semi-finals with a score of 6:2, 6:2. The match against the Polish woman lasted an hour and 17 minutes, Elena scored seven goals with two double faults in a duel, scoring 82% on the first serve and 41% on the second. Reception statistics6 57% / 60%, a match at a very high level performed by a representative of Kazakhstan. It is worth noting that before the matches with Mukhova and Svyatek, Rybakina eliminated Kenin, Bados and Grachev from the draw, losing only one set out of five fights. It is also worth noting that Elena will move up to eighth in the WTA rankings right at the end of the tournament, and if she wins the final, she will overtake Daria Kasatkina, currently in seventh place.
Regardless of how Sobolenko’s final ends, Arina will remain the second rocket of the planet, however, the gap between Arina and Iga Sviontek continued to narrow. At the tournament in California, Sobolenko played four games, in the second round, the Ukrainian Tsurenko withdrew from the tournament. Arina eliminated Rodina, Kreychikova, Gauff and Sakkari from the draw, all the while losing one set. The match with the Greek Sakkari turned out to be not prolonged, it lasted one hour and 25 minutes, it was won by Sobolenko with the score 6:2, 6:3. Throughout the match, Arina hit straight with five double faults four times, scoring 74% on her first serve and 50% on her second. Acceptance statistics: 30% / 77%.
Rybakina – Sobolenko: statistics of tennis players in 2023
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