Elena Rybakina gets the better of Karolina Muchova 7-6(4) 2-6 6-4 in the quarter in Indian Wells on Thursday. Rybakina will play Iga Swiatek in the semifinal. The battle lasted 2 hours and 45 minutes. This will be her most significant achievement in this competition. Previously, the best she could do was reach the quarter in 2022. Here you can see her history at this event.
The Kazakhstani added to her prize money $ 168,170 after winning this match. She has already won $ 352,635 until now in this competition. If she wins the next match, Rybakina will add $ 309,725 to her earnings to get in total $ 662,360.
Highlights Elena Rybakina vs. Karolina Muchova BNP Paribas Open – Indian Wells
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The Kazakhstani won this match even if she scored the same amount of points of Muchova (106 vs. 106).
Elena served pretty well to win 76% of the points (41/54) behind her first serve, and she won 52% points (26/50) on her second serve. The Kazakhstani won this match even if she was not so effective in converting her break points since she converted only 14% (2/14) of the procured opportunities.
On the other side, Muchova was sharp when converting 50% of the break points that she conquered points (3/6). Yet, that was not enough to win the match.
After this match, the head to head between Rybakina and Muchova is 1-1.
Draw and next match H2H: Elena Rybakina vs. Iga Swiatek – stats
Rybakina will take on Swiatek in the semifinal.
This will be the 3rd time that Elena Rybakina and Iga Swiatek square off. The head to head is 1-1 for Rybakina and Swiatek (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on hard.
The last time that they locked horns, Rybakina won 6-4 6-4 in the 4th round in Melbourne back in January 2023.
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The Kazakhstani conquered the set after recovering from 1 break down. In fact, after conceding her serve in the 5th (2-3) game, Elena broke back in the 10th (5-5) game to conquer the set 7-6.
Elena converted 14% of her break points (1/7). She had 7 break points opportunities in the 2nd (1-0 15-40 and 30-40), the 8th (3-4 30-40 and 40-A), the 10th (4-5 30-40 and 40-A) and the 12th game (6-5 30-40). In addition on the other side, Muchova converted 25% of her break points (1/4). She had her opportunities in the 5th (2-2 40-A, 40-A and 40-A) and the 7th game (4-2 40-A).
They played 109 points. It’s worth to point out that, Rybakina won this set even if she scored less points 1 than Muchova (54-55). The Kazakhstani conceded 22 points on serve (34-22). on the other side of the court, Muchova conceded 20 points on serve (33-20).
Rybakina had a great start in this set after breaking Karolina Muchova in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating her break and lead 3-0. Muchova managed to boost her lead after breaking Rybakina in the 8th (6-2) game before winning the set.
Muchova failed to serve out the set when leading 6-2 to be broken at 0.
Muchova was flawless in converting all her break points in the 1st (0-0 30-40) and the 8th game (5-2 40-A). On the other side, Muchova didn’t concede a single break point during this set.
They contested 45 points. Muchova was the one to win the set after conquering 11 points more than the Kazakhstani (28-17). Karolina was extremely solid on serve to drop just 3 points (16-3). On the other side, Rybakina conceded 12 points on serve (14-12).
There was not much difference between the 2 players in this set with the exception of 1 break that Rybakina grabbed in the 3rd game (2-1) prior to eventually conquering the set (6-4).
Rybakina converted 14% of her break points (1/7). She had 7 break points opportunities in the 3rd (1-1 0-40 and 15-40), the 7th (4-2 15-40, 30-40 and 40-A) and the 9th game (5-3 15-40 and 30-40). On the other side, Elena didn’t concede a single break point during this set.
They contested 58 points. The Kazakhstani was the winner of the set after clinching 10 points more than Karolina (34-24). Rybakina surrendered 7 points on serve (21-7). On the losing side, Muchova conceded 13 points on serve (17-13).
Tennis Scores in Indian Wells
- Elena RybakinaRybakina – Karolina MuchovaMuchova (7-64 2-6 6-4) – Stats and score progression
- Iga SwiatekSwiatek – Sorana CirsteaCirstea (6-2 6-3) – Stats and score progression
- Maria SakkariSakkari – Petra KvitovaKvitova (4-6 7-5 6-1) – Stats and score progression
- Aryna SabalenkaSabalenka – Cori GauffGauff (6-4 6-0) – Stats and score progression
- Iga SwiatekSwiatek – Elena RybakinaRybakina (1-1) – H2H details and stats
- Maria SakkariSakkari – Aryna SabalenkaSabalenka (3-4) – H2H details and stats