Elena Rybakina worked a lot with her coach on her serve. Azarenka next at the Australian Open

Elena Rybakina

Elena Rybakina will clash against Victoria Azarenka in the Australian Open semifinal with the aim of winning her second major after conquering Wimbledon in 2022.

In order to make it to the final four, the Kazakh, who was born in Moscow, served 35 aces, the most of any female Melbourne Park player. When she won the Wimbledon title last year, she also held the top spot in this category.

“I would say that I always served big, but for sure when I started to work with my coach, we did a lot of changes on the technique,” she said after beating Latvia’s Ostapenko. “I gained even more power. It’s my weapon on the court and of course we are trying to work on it. Always a lot to improve.”

Rybakina at the Australian Open, ranking, and results in 2023

Elena Rybakina

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Hard
7-3
23 year old
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2023 Highlights

Ranked no.25, Rybakina has managed to achieve a compiled 6-2 match record in 2023. The Kazakhstani is now having a run at the Australian Open where she toppled the world no.48 Elisabetta Cocciaretto 7-5 6-3, the world no.104 Kaja Juvan 6-2 6-1, the world no.11 Danielle Rose Collins 6-2 5-7 6-2, the world no.1 Iga Swiatek 6-4 6-4 and the world no.17 Jelena Ostapenko 6-2 6-4.

Elena Rybakina will compete against the world no.24 Victoria Azarenka in the semifinal. Their head to head is 1-0 for Rybakina .

Rybakina has scheduled to play next in Abu Dhabi (Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open). She will begin to play the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 6th of February.

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Azarenka at the Australian Open, ranking, and results in 2023

Victoria Azarenka

7 - 3win/loss

Hard
7-3
33 year old
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2023 Highlights

At the moment ranked no.24, Azarenka has a compiled 7-2 win-loss record in 2023. The Belarussian is now having a run at the Australian Open where she bested the world no.203 Sofia Kenin 6-4 7-63, the world no.191 Nadia Podoroska 6-1 6-0, the world no.13 Madison Keys 1-6 6-2 6-1, the world no.87 Lin Zhu 4-6 6-1 6-4 and the world no.3 Jessica Pegula 6-4 6-1.

Victoria Azarenka will face the world no.25 Elena Rybakina in the semifinal. Their record is 1-0 for Rybakina .

Azarenka won 21 titles in her career: 16 on hard courts, 1 on clay courts and 4 on indoor courts. (See the list of her titles)

Azarenka
Australian Open
Azarenka's Record
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Elena Rybakina and Victoria Azarenka faced off just on 1 occasion. Their actual head to head record is 1-0 for Rybakina . When they played, Elena Rybakina won 6-3 6-4 in the 3rd round in Indian Wells (BNP Paribas Open) in March 2022.