Elena Rybakina demolishes the defending champion Iga Swiatek 6-2 6-2 in the semifinal in Indian Wells on Friday after playing a marvellous match to clash against Aryna Sabalenka in the final. The match lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes. This will be her best achievement in this tournament. In the past, the best she could do was reach the quarter in 2022. Here you can see her previous results at this event.
Rybakina added to her prize money $ 309,725 after winning this match. She has already won $ 662,360 after this win. If she wins the next match, Rybakina will add $ 599,860 to her earnings to get in total $ 1,262,220 in total.
Highlights Elena Rybakina vs. Iga Swiatek BNP Paribas Open – Indian Wells
Stats: aces, double faults, breaks, winners
At the end of the match, the Kazakhstani scored 62 points vs. Swiatek’s 37.
The Kazakhstani served very well to win 82% of the points (28/34) behind her first serve. Notwithstanding she won only 41% points (9/22) on her second serve. The Kazakhstani was remarkable in converting all the break points (5/5).
On the other side, Iga was struggling when converting her break points (only 25% – 1/4). That was one of the key issues for her loss.
After this match, the head to head between Rybakina and Swiatek is 2-1 for Elena.
Draw and next match H2H: Elena Rybakina vs. Aryna Sabalenka – stats
Rybakina will compete against Sabalenka in the final.
This will be the 5th time that Elena Rybakina and Aryna Sabalenka fight against each other. The head to head is 4-0 for Sabalenka (see full H2H stats), 3-0 on hard.
The last time that they played, Sabalenka won 4-6 6-3 6-4 in the final in Melbourne back in January 2023.
Live score progression and stats
Rybakina overpowered the opposition at the beginning of the set after breaking Iga Swiatek in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating her break and lead 3-0. Rybakina improved her lead after breaking Swiatek in the 8th (6-2) game before winning the set.
Elena failed to serve out the set when leading 6-2 to be broken at 40.
Elena was perfect in converting all her break points in the 2nd (1-0 30-40) and the 8th game (5-2 30-40). On the other side, Iga was unable to convert any of her 2 break points. She had 2 break points opportunities in the 5th game (1-3 30-40 and 40-A).
They contested 58 points. Rybakina was the winner of the set after clinching 14 points more than Iga (36-22). The Kazakhstani surrendered 10 points on serve (25-10). On the losing side, the Pole conceded 11 points on serve (12-11).
Rybakina commenced this set in the best possible way after breaking Iga Swiatek in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating her break and lead 5-0. However, there was more to do for Rybakina to win the set as Iga found the way to break back in the 7th (2-5) game. Elena maintained her cool to break Swiatek in the 8th (6-2) game.
It is worth noting that a key moment of this set was when the Kazakhstani won 4 consecutive games in the 2nd set so as to bring the score from 0-0 to 5-0.
Elena was flawless in converting all her break points in the 1st (0-0 15-40), the 4th (3-0 0-40) and the 8th game (5-2 15-40). On the other side, Iga converted 50% of her break points (1/2). She had her opportunities in the 5th (0-4 30-40) and the 7th game (1-5 40-A).
They played 41 points. Rybakina was the one to win the set after conquering 11 points more than the Pole (26-15). Rybakina surrendered 9 points on serve (12-9). on the other side of the court, Swiatek conceded 14 points on serve (6-14).
Tennis Scores in Indian Wells
- Aryna SabalenkaSabalenka – Maria SakkariSakkari (6-2 6-3) – Stats and score progression
- Elena RybakinaRybakina – Iga SwiatekSwiatek (6-2 6-2) – Stats and score progression
- Elena RybakinaRybakina – Aryna SabalenkaSabalenka (0-4) – H2H details and stats