Rybakina Falls Short in Madrid Semi-Final to Sabalenka pen_spark

Kazakh tennis star Elena Rybakina's impressive run at the Madrid Open came to an end in a thrilling three-set semi-final clash against Belarusian Arina Sabalenka. pen_spark.

Ranked fourth in the world, Rybakina started strong, dominating the first set with a convincing 6-1 win. However, the second-ranked Sabalenka displayed her fighting spirit, clawing back to win the second set 7-5. The momentum shifted in Sabalenka’s favor, and she edged out a narrow 7-6 victory in the decisive third set, securing her place in the final against Polish world number one Iga Swiatek.

Rybakina’s journey to the semi-finals was nothing short of impressive. The Kazakh player cruised through the earlier rounds, defeating opponents from Italy, Egypt, Czech Republic, and Kazakhstan. While this tournament ends for Rybakina, her strong performance serves as a testament to her talent and potential.



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