Aryna Sabalenka too good for the 2022 runner-up Maria Sakkari 6-2 6-3 in the semifinal in Indian Wells on Friday after playing a superlative match to deal with Elena Rybakina in the final. The match lasted 1 hour and 23 minutes. This will be her best result in this event. In the past, the best she could do was reach the 4th round in 2019. Here you can see her history at this event.
Sabalenka 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, Sabalenka will add $ 599,860 to her earnings to get in total $ 1,262,220 in total.
Highlights Aryna Sabalenka vs. Maria Sakkari BNP Paribas Open – Indian Wells
Stats: aces, double faults, breaks, winners
At the end of the match, Sabalenka scored 65 points vs. Sakkari’s 49.
The Belarussian was effective when converting 50% of the break points that she procured (5/10).
On the other side, Sakkari was sharp when converting 50% of the break points that she procured points (2/4). Yet, that was not enough to win the match.
After this contest, the head to head between Sabalenka and Sakkari is 5-3 for Aryna.
Draw and next match H2H: Aryna Sabalenka vs. Elena Rybakina – stats
Sabalenka will fight against Rybakina in the final.
This will be the 5th time that Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina square off. The head to head is 4-0 for Sabalenka (see full H2H stats), 3-0 on hard.
The last time that they fought against each other, Sabalenka won 4-6 6-3 6-4 in the final in Melbourne back in January 2023.
Live score progression and stats
Aryna was too good for Maria and eventually she won 6-2. The Greek broke Sabalenka 3 times in the 4th (3-1), in the 6th (4-2) and in the 8th (6-2) game. However, the Belarussian broke her opponent in the 5th (3-2) game, but that didn’t stop her to win the set (6-2).
Aryna failed to serve out the set when leading 6-2 to be broken at 15.
Sakkari was not able to offer any resistance in the last 4 games of the set when the game count went from 3-2 to 6-2.
Sabalenka converted 50% of her break points (3/6). She had 6 break points opportunities in the 4th (2-1 15-40 and 30-40), the 6th (3-2 40-A) and the 8th game (5-2 0-40, 15-40 and 30-40). Also, on the other side, the Greek converted 50% of her break points (1/2). She had her opportunities in the 5th game (1-3 30-40 and 40-A).
They played 58 points. Aryna won 14 points more than the Greek (36-22). The Belarussian dropped 9 points on serve (19-9). On the other side, the Greek conceded 17 points on serve (13-17).
Sabalenka came out strong at the beginning of the set after breaking Maria Sakkari in the 2nd game (2-0). Yet, the set was not over yet and there was more work to do for Aryna to win the set since the Greek succeeded in breaking back in the 3rd (1-2) game. The Belarussian kept her focus to break Sakkari in the 6th (4-2) game before conquering the set (6-3).
Aryna converted 40% of her break points (2/5). She had 5 break points opportunities in the 1st (0-0 30-40) and the 6th game (3-2 30-40, 40-A, 40-A and 40-A). Also, on the other side, the Greek converted 50% of her break points (1/2). She had her opportunities in the 3rd (0-2 30-40) and the 5th game (2-2 30-40).
They played 58 points. The set was a huge battle since finally Sabalenka won just 2 more points than the Greek (30-28). Aryna lost 11 points on serve (16-11). on the other side of the court, Maria conceded 14 points on serve (17-14).
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