- Belarusian fifth seed roars back to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
- Sabalenka powers to first grand slam singles title in style
Throughout the formidable winning run she has compiled to start this season, Aryna Sabalenka continually stressed that her mentality has shifted. She is more composed now, willing to work for her success instead of swinging thoughtlessly for the fences. Down a set to the Wimbledon champion in her first ever grand slam singles final, those principles were put to the ultimate test.
Despite being under immense pressure right until the desperate final game, Sabalenka did not blink. She focused on finding solutions and after a spectacular match filled with fearless, relentless shotmaking from both players, Sabalenka outplayed Elena Rybakina 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win the Australian Open.