Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka has defeated Chinese Zheng Qinwen to defend her championship for Australian Open 2024. Hence, this win helped her secure a second Grand Slam trophy in her career.
Aryna Sabalenka defeated Zheng Qinwen by 6-3, 6-2 series. She became the first woman to defend her Melbourne Park title since her countrymate Victoria Azarenka in 2013.
She hit some big groundstrokes that gave her an early lead and took the match by storm. Meanwhile, thousands of fans in China and millions of people worldwide watched Zheng fall behind 3-0.
Aryna has won the Daphane Akhurust Memorial Cup. After getting a trophy, she says it has been a great couple of weeks. She could not picture herself lifting this trophy one more time.
Furthermore, she said she wanted to tell Qinwen that she had here in Australia. She knows how hard it is to lose in the final, but you are a great player. You are such a young girl. You are also going to make many more finals.
Sabalenka went into the match without losing a game in the first part of the year. She did not lose a single match. Hence, she joined Ash Barty, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, and Lindsy Davenport as the only players since 2000 to achieve it.
She was nearly as dominant in 2023, losing only one set in the final against Elena Rybakina. She has expressed the maturity and emotional control that come with a Grand Slam victory to outperform her.
However, her final-round competitor, Zheng Qinwen, reached her first final. She was trying to win the Australian Open and become the first Grand Slam winner like her role model Li Na did in 2014. However, she lost all hope when she made two more errors during play and fell behind 4-1.
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