CM – Rybakina storms past Doi into the Adelaide final




FILE PHOTO: Tennis – WTA 500 – Ostrava Open – CEZ Arena, Ostrava, Czech Republic – September 24, 2021 Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina in action during her quarter-final match against Poland’s Iga Swiatek REUTERS / David W Cerny

Seventh seed Elena Rybakina showed a solid performance to prevail 6-4, 6-3 against Japan’s Misaki Doi on Saturday and secure a place in the Adelaide International final.

Rybakina, who won the American Shelby Rogers in the previous round of the WTA 500 event took a break in the second game of the first set, but immediately rallied to come back and put the set back on serve.

From then on there was none for Rybakina Back more, sending five aces to the ground on the way to winning the first set 6-4 before interrupting Doi’s serve twice in the second set to seal the win in an hour and 25 minutes.

 » It was tough. I have very la Started slowly and my concentration was up and down. She played so well that I’m just happy to win. My serve really helped me today, « said Rybakina.

 » I want to be in the top 10 by the end of the year and play well in grand slams and big events. « 

Rybakina will meet the winner of the second Semi-final in which world number one Ash Barty will meet defending champion Iga Swiatek later on Saturday.

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