- Aryna Sabalenka avenged a US Open final loss to Coco Gauff and became the first woman since Serena Williams to reach back-to-back finals at the Australian Open. Sabalenka will face Zheng Qinwen in Saturday’s championship decider after the No. 12 seed defeated Dayana Yastremska 6-4, 6-4.
- Sabalenka will set her sights on becoming the first woman to win consecutive Australian Open titles since Victoria Azarenka in 2012 and 2013. She expressed readiness to fight emotionally and maintain focus during the final. Meanwhile, Zheng Qinwen is excited to have such a great performance today and arrive in the final.
- Gauff went into the semifinals unbeaten in 2024 after winning a title in Auckland, New Zealand. The 19-year-old American was on a 12-match winning streak in majors and attempting to be the first player since Naomi Osaka in 2020-21 to win the US Open and Australian Open titles back to back. However, she acknowledged that Sabalenka played better and expressed positivity about her tournament performance overall.
In a thrilling semifinal match at the Australian Open, Aryna Sabalenka advanced to the final after defeating American sensation Coco Gauff in three sets. The Belarusian tennis star displayed her formidable skills and fighting spirit as she came from a set down to secure a 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 victory over the 17-year-old Gauff.
Sabalenka, who is ranked world No. 3, fought hard throughout the match and showcased her powerful baseline game to outplay her opponent. Gauff, known for her speed and agility on the court, put up a tough fight, but ultimately succumbed to Sabalenka’s relentless pressure and precision.
The victory marks Sabalenka’s first appearance in a Grand Slam final, and she will now face either world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty or No. 7 seed Iga Swiatek in the championship match. Sabalenka’s impressive performance at the tournament has solidified her status as a force to be reckoned with in women’s tennis and has fans eagerly anticipating the final showdown.
As the excitement builds for the Australian Open final, tennis enthusiasts around the world are looking forward to witnessing Sabalenka’s impressive display of skill and determination as she vies for the coveted championship title. The final promises to be a fiercely contested battle, and Sabalenka’s journey to the top is undoubtedly one to watch.