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Rybakina vs Azarenka: 2023 Australian Open Schedule, Date, Form Guide, Head to head, Live Streaming

Rybakina and Azarenka will take on each other in the semi-finals of the 2023 Australian Open on January 26.

Elena Rybakina in a file photo. (Image credits: Twiiter)
By Soumyadeep Mondal | Jan 26, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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Elena Rybakina’s journey wasn’t as smooth as that of her rival in the semis. In the opening round, Rybakina defeated Elisabetta Cocciaretto of Italy 7-5, 6-3. Several service games were broken in the opening set, with Rybakina breaking Cocciaretto’s first service game to take a 3-0 lead. At 5-3, Cocciaretto broke Rybakina’s serve, putting her back in the game. However, Rybakina broke her rival’s serve at the critical 6-5 point to take the opening set 7-5. To win the game, Rybakina easily closed out the second set at 6-3. In the next two matches, she beat Swiatek and Ostapenko.

Azarenka advanced to the fourth round, where Zhu Lin awaited her, by defeating Sofia Kenin, Nadia Podorska, and Madison Keys. In the first set, the Belarusian lost an early break but quickly recovered on serve. She dropped serve once more, but this time she was unable to recover, and the opening set was lost to her. In the second set, Azarenka came back strongly and won by dropping just one game. Six serves were broken in a row to begin the third set. The former World No. 1 gained the crucial break to go ahead 5-4 in the ninth game, and she served out the victory to win 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. She beat Pegula in the last round.

Match facts

Rybakina vs AzarenkaMatch details
DateJanuary 26, 2023
SurfaceHard courts
TournamentAustralian Open
StageSemi-finals
Time (India)2:00 P.M.

Form Guide

Elena Rybakina

OpponentScore
Jelena Ostapenko6-2, 6-4 (W)
Iga Swiatek6-4, 6-4 (W)
Danielle Collins6-2, 5-7, 6-2 (W)
Kaja Juvan6-2, 6-1 (W)
Elisabetta Cocciaretto7-5, 6-3 (W)

Victoria Azarenka

OpponentScore
Jessica Pegula6-4, 6-1 (W)
Zhu Lin4-6, 6-1, 6-4 (W)
Madison Keys1-6, 6-2, 6-1 (W)
Nadia Podoroska6-1, 6-0 (W)
Sofia Kenin6-4, 7-6 (W)

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Head-to-Head

Rybakina and Azarenka have played against each other once in the past with Rykabina winning that encounter.

TournamentWinnerScore
2022 Indian Wells MastersElena Rykabina6-3, 6-4

Rybakina vs Azarenka date

Rybakina and Azarenka will take on each other in the semi-finals of the 2023 Australian Open on January 26.

Live Streaming details

Australia – Nine and Stan Sport

Canada – TSN and RDS

India – Sony Sports Network

UK – Eurosport

USA – ESPN Network

The matches of both men’s and women’s can be live-streamed on demand on the Tennis TV app and website.



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