Abu Dhabi: Rybakina won the seventh title in her career

Marie Mahé, Media365, Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 3:37 pm.

Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina, the world No. 5 player and No. 1 seed, won the seventh title of her career this Sunday, near Abu Dhabi.

And seven! Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina, the 5th player in the world and the 1st seed, won the seventh title of her career this Sunday, after defeating the Russian Daria Kasatkina, the 14th player in the world and the 7th seed, in the final of the WTA tournament in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. in two short sets (6-1, 6-4) and 1h11 games In the first set, the Russian was broken from the very beginning, before and after that she lost her serve. After trying to turn it off three times just before. Finally, at the worst moment, precisely at 1-4, Daria Kasatkina lost her third and last serve, this time empty. In the process, the Kazakh closed on her serve and pocketed this first set (6-1). Finally, in the second and last set, the 14th player in the world saved two break points from the start. From 1-1 to 3-3, neither player managed to win their matches.

Ribakina wins her second tournament in 2024

With an even white break that was conceded by Elena Rybakina, with the score 1-2. No consequences. The 5th player in the world then caught up. And more precisely with the result 4-4, at the best moment, when the first seed took the third and last serve of the day to his opponent, from the second attempt. Finally, right away, with his inclusion in the game, and the winning of this tournament (6-4). Daria Kasatkina, who will advance to the thirteenth place in the rankings and continue with the WTA tournament in Doha, Qatar, played her fifteenth final on the WTA circuit. The Russian will have to wait a little longer to hope to win her seventh title. On the other hand, Elena Rybakina, who will return to the fourth place in the world ranking, played her sixteenth final. With, on arrival, the seventh title. Second in the year after the one won near Brisbane, Australia.

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