Aryna Sabalenka wins the 2023 Madrid Open: Key stats
Aryna Sabalenka avenged her Stuttgart Open final loss against Iga Swiatek to claim the 2023 Madrid Open honor. Sabalenka beat Polish star Swiatek 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. With this win, Sabalenka has claimed her third WTA title in 2023. Notably, she played her fifth final in a WTA tournament this year. Meanwhile, Swiatek who showed resistance in the Madrid final, fell short.
Sabalenka is enjoying a dream 2023 season
Sabalenka now owns a 29-4 win-loss record in the 2023 women's tennis singles season. She won Adelaide International 1 before claiming the 2023 Australian Open title. And now, she has triumphed here in Madrid. Besides, Sabalenka was also a runner-up at the Indian Wells and Stuttgart Open. She also has two quarter-final exits in Dubai and Miami respectively.
Sabalenka's journey in the tourney
Sabalenka overcame Sorana Cirstea in the round of 64, winning 6-4, 6-3. In the round of 32, she beat Camila Osorio 6-4, 7-5. Mirra Andreeva was Sabalenka's next victim as the latter won 6-3, 6-1. In the quarter-finals, Sabalenka prevailed against Mayar Sheriff 2-6, 6-2, 6-1. In the semis, the Belarusian beat ninth seed Maria Sakkari 6-4, 6-1. And now, she has overcome Swiatek.
13th career honor for Sabalenka, second WTA 1000 title
Sabalenka claimed her 13th WTA Tour honor in women's singles. Sabalenka has also claimed her second Madrid Open title (also in 2021) and her second WTA 1000 event. Her previous final in WTA 1000 events came at the Indian Wells last year.
Match stats and H2H record
Sabalenka served five aces compared to Swiatek's one. However, she made three double faults to the opponent's one. Sabalenka converted 4/12 break points. Sabalenka clocked 32 winners. Sabalenka took two hours and 25 minutes to topple world number one Swiatek Sabalenka has improved her overall head-to-head tally versus Swiatek to 3-5. Sabalenka and Swiatek played their first WTA 1000 final.
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Both of Sabalenka's Madrid Open honors have come at the expense of the reigning World No. 1 in the final. In 2021, Sabalenka beat then-World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty to collect the crown.Share this timeline