Fiifth seed Aryna Sabalenka has won her first Grand Slam singles title by fighting back to beat Elena Rybakina in the Australian Open final.
The 24-year-old Belarusian triumphed 4-6 6-3 6-4 in a fierce and absorbing contest.
Sabalenka, who won under a neutral flag because of Belarus’ support of Russia’s war in Ukraine, hit 51 winners as her high-risk game paid off in Melbourne.
Kazakhstan’s Rybakina was unable to add a second Slam to her Wimbledon title.
Meanwhile No. 4 seed Novak Djokovic will take on No. 3rd seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, in the Men”s Singles final on Sunday.
Whoever wins the final will rise to No. 1 in the ATP rankings.