In the singles category of the 2023 Australian Open, amazing things are continuing with top rankers stepping down one after another, from male players (1st seed Rafael Nadal, 2nd seed Casper Ruud) to female players. Following the shock of second place Ounce Jaber (Tunisia) being eliminated in the second round, this time, No. 1 Iga Sibiontech (Poland) became the protagonist of the sad news. It was the result of showing that Elena Rivakina, who lifted the trophy at the Wimbledon Championships last year, still has her skills.
Kazakhstan’s Elena Rivakina (25th) won her 3 Grand Slam career (Roland Garro in 2020 and 2022) in the 4th round of the women’s singles at the 2023 Australian Open tennis tournament held at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne Park, Australia on the morning of the 22nd, our time. 2022 US Open) Iga of Poland, who shined, defeated Siviontech (1st place) 2-0 (6-4, 6-4) in 1 hour and 29 minutes to advance to the quarterfinals and Yelena Ostapenko of Latvia ( 17).
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the quarterfinals The meeting between Sibiongtech and Rivakina could be said to be a preview final in the women’s singles category of this tournament. This is because the two players who took three of the four major championship trophies in 2022 met.
Lee, who is not missing the world No. 1 spot by winning Roland Garros and the US Open in 2022, is the 25th place Elena Rybakina, who can be said to have fallen into a slight slump after dropping out in the first round of the US Open after Sibiontech became the 2022 Wimbledon champion. Because we met, I thought that Sibiong Tech would win easily. 안전놀이터
However, Elena Rivakina’s calm stroke greatly shook No. 1 Sibiong Tech at every decisive moment. From the first game of the first set, where Sibiong Tech put a serve, an incredible turnover show was made. Server Sibiong Tech took a 40:0 lead, so the game, which I thought would be easily resolved, ended with Rivakina’s breakpoint success. Rivakina’s forehand stroke landed all over the corner of the court, which was difficult to parry.
Elena Rivakina, who overturned her early momentum, ended her first set with a cool serve ace that stretched at 183 km/h. Sibiong Tech, which could not continue to be swept away by this trend, led the game score 3-0 at the beginning of the second set, predicting a close match leading to the final set, but this time, Elena Rivakina’s flipping show was done again. Rivakina also showed amazing concentration and won three games to make it 3-3.
Just as Rivakina finished her 1st set, her 2nd set last match point also cornered Sibiong Tech with a fast serve with a speed of 186 km/h and finished with a half-beat fast 3-pitch forehand stroke. Compared to the first set, the second set took 5 minutes longer and ended in 47 minutes.
In this way, Elena Rivakina, who reached the quarterfinals, met Yelena Ostapenko (17th, Latvia), who had beaten American tennis girl Koko Goff (7th). The meeting of two players whose first names are almost identical has attracted the attention of tennis fans around the world. The two players have met twice, in 2019 and 2021, with Yelena Ostapenko winning both.