Sabalenka in the Indian Wells final
After beating Coco Gauff in the quarter-finals (6-4, 6-0), Australian Open winner Aryna Sabalenka bounced back just short to knock out Maria Sakkari (seventh in the world), who reached the final here last year. The Belarusian leans behind her game during the tempo, and the confidence she has gained this year (one defeat in eighteen matches), and heads to the final, her third in four tournaments in 2023 (her first at Indian Wells), where she will find the winner of the match between Iga Swiatek And Elena Rybakina. But it was not so easy for her. It was initially necessary to wait forty minutes at the start of the match for the organization to solve the sound problem that deprived the sound system of Hawkeye (a big problem when there are no more line referees..) and the referee. microphone. And in the disjointed match, the world number two gave up her lead in both sets, in (short) sequences where she no longer held the ball on the court, before gathering herself, letting go and talking about her strength.