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Rybakina vs Azarenka: match preview
Two of the last four standing in the women’s draw are Grand Slam winners, but only one will have the opportunity to compete in the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Trophy. Twenty-three-year-old Elena Rybakina is seen as the future of tennis, while 33-year-old Victoria Azarenka’s Melbourne career is an unlikely blast from the past. It is the battle of generations.
Azarenka has a bittersweet relationship with the Australian Open. It’s the only major she’s won, and she’s done it twice, but there was still bad blood between the Belarusian and the locals after a controversial medical layoff overshadowed her last win, in 2013. Azarenka hasn’t forgotten the repercussions of that incident, and as she revealed after her dominant win against the top seed No. 3 Jessica Pegula on Tuesday felt like she was the one who owed the apology.
Rybakina began her work more calmly. In fact, you did a pretty good job of catching it at all. The reigning Wimbledon champion was ruthlessly effective, dropping just one set to this point and only once being pushed beyond 90 minutes. She topped the aces with 35 of her way into the women’s draw, hitting 11 of them against Jelena Ostapenko, who entered the match as a return from the tournament.
Rybakina and Azarenka have only met once before, in Indian Wells last year. The Kazakh star won in straight sets on that occasion, though from what we’ve seen so far in Melbourne, Azarenka will have to cover a lot of ground. Follow our guide as we explain how you can watch Rybakina vs Azarenka live stream and watch the 2023 Australian Open from wherever you are.
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