Australian Open 2023: World No.25 Elena Rybakina mentioned that ‘serving big’ has been a vital side of her recreation. On Tuesday, she defeated Jelena Ostapenko in straight units within the quarters
New Delhi,UPDATED: Jan 24, 2023 23:25 IST
It’s my weapon on courtroom: Rybakina on her serve after beating Ostapenko in Aus Open. Courtesy: AP
By India Today Web Desk: World No.25 Elena Rybakina mentioned that ‘serving big’ has been a significant a part of her recreation within the Australian Open 2023. On Tuesday, January 24, Rybakina defeated 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-2, 6-4 on the Rod Laver Arena and superior to the semis of the hard-court event.
Serve is a giant side of her recreation as she pulled off 11 aces to go previous Ostapenko. The 23-year-old, in reality, has hit essentially the most variety of aces (35) within the girls’s draw. Moreover, she has the quickest serve by a lady within the ongoing championship at 195 km/h together with America’s Coco Gauff.
Despite serving her opponents out, Rybakina reckoned that she has lots to work on and altered her strategies as effectively to some extent.
“I would say that I always served big, but for sure, when I started to work with my coach, we did a lot of changes on the technique. Like this, I gained even more power. It’s my weapon on the court, and, of course, we are trying to work on it. It’s always a lot to improve,” Rybakina was quoted as saying.
“I assume all people else must assume if, on this side, they should work extra or not, as a result of some ladies, they’re superb perhaps not with the pace however they’ve good angles on the serve. They are opening the courtroom. I feel all people is totally different, and all people’s simply making an attempt to do what’s greatest for them on the courtroom,” she added.
Rybakina is subsequent set to lock horns with 2-time champion Victoria Azarenka within the semi-final on Thursday, January 26 on the Rod Laver Arena.
Earlier within the occasion, Rybakina knocked World No.1 Iga Swiatek out by beating the Polish star in straights units. In 2023, she received the Wimbledon after beating World No.2 Ons Jabeur within the ultimate.
Jan 24, 2023