Elena Rybakina, the defending Wimbledon champion, exudes confidence as she has stated that she believes she can now win the Australian Open. Rybakina, 23, defeated Jelena Ostapenko with a score of 6-2, 6-4 to go to the semifinals of the Australian Open.
Rybakina, who defeated top seed Iga Swiatek earlier in the round, will face Victoria Azarenka in the semifinals. With a victory, Rybakina will have won her second Grand Slam. “I believe that, of course, the experience I had at Wimbledon is assisting me now that I’m in Australia and I know what to anticipate.
Since I’ve already done it once, I naturally feel confident that I can do it again. I prepared with the team pretty well. The outcomes don’t really surprise me. I’m content. I simply want to work harder and get better,” Rybakina told Tennis365.
Ostapenko was fired by Rybakina
In the first set, Rybakina comfortably defeated Ostapenko after coming out swinging against the Latvian. Ostapenko rebounded after dropping the opening set by claiming an early break to take a 2-0 lead in the second set.
Ostapenko had an advantage, but Rybakina broke the Latvian in games three and five to change the tide and win the match in two sets. The weather was different, but we anticipated that it would occur in Australia because you never know how the weather will vary from one day to the next.
You must always be prepared. The beauty of the sport is that everyone must adjust, and I believe I did so from the start of the match through the first set. According to Rybakina, who defeated Ostapenko, “I’m incredibly thrilled that I was able to control my emotions and play really well today.
Rybakina will now face Azarenka in her second match. In Indian Wells last year, Rybakina defeated Azarenka.