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Astana, Kazakhstan • 08 January, 2024 | 15:23
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Rybakina Demolishes Sabalenka, Claims Sixth Career Title in Brisbane

Kazakhstan’s ace defeated the World No.2 with a commanding score of 6-0, 6-3

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Elena Rybakina, the formidable tennis player from Kazakhstan ranked fourth in the WTA, clinched her sixth career title and the season's first at the Brisbane International, QazMonitor reports.

In a stunning display, Rybakina defeated the World No.2, Arina Sabalenka of Belarus, with a commanding score of 6-0, 6-3. The Brisbane final, a rematch of their previous Australian Open encounter, showcased Rybakina's dominance and marked her third hard-court title, with the first being in Hobart in 2020.

The competition in Brisbane highlighted the evolving rivalry between Sabalenka and Rybakina, both entering the final without dropping a set. Although Sabalenka had a 5-2 lead in their head-to-head record, Rybakina's recent victories, especially this significant one in Brisbane, underscore a shift in the dynamics of their competitive relationship.

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