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January 27, 2023

Rybakina v Sabalenka: Australian Open women’s final facts

Rybakina v Sabalenka: Australian Open women’s final facts

Facts and figures ahead of Saturday’s Australian Open women’s final (x denotes seeding):

Elena Rybakina (KAZ x22) v Aryna Sabalenka (BLR x5)

Head-to-head: Sabalenka leads 3-0

Fast facts

Elena Rybakina

Age: 23

World ranking: 25

Prize money: $6,389,853

Career titles: 3

Grand Slam titles: 1 (Wimbledon 2022)

Australian Open best: Final (2023)

Coach: Stefano Vukov

Path to the final:

1st rd: bt Elisabetta Cocciaretto (ITA) 7-5, 6-3

2nd rd: bt Kaja Juvan (SLO) 6-2, 6-1

3rd rd: bt Danielle Collins (USA x13) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

4th rd: bt Iga Swiatek (POL x1) 6-4, 6-4

Quarter-final: bt Jelena Ostapenko (LAT x17) 6-2, 6-4

Semi-final: bt Victoria Azarenka (BLR x24) 7-6 (7/4), 6-3

Aryna Sabalenka

Age: 24

World ranking: 5

Prize money: $12,302,010

Career titles: 11

Grand Slam titles: 0

Australian Open best: Final (2023)

Coach: Anton Dubrov

Path to the final:

1st rd: bt Tereza Martincova (CZE) 6-1, 6-4

2nd rd: bt Shelby Rogers (USA) 6-3, 6-1

3rd rd: bt Elise Mertens (BEL x26) 6-2, 6-3

4th rd: bt Belinda Bencic (SUI x12) 7-5, 6-2

Quarter-final: bt Donna Vekic (CRO) 6-3, 6-2

Semi-final: bt Magda Linette (POL) 7-6 (7/1), 6-2