Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka wins against Moscow-born Elena Rybakina, who represented Kazakhstan.
Aryna Sabalenka surges into the Australian Open final with a 7-6(1) 6-2 win over unseeded Pole Magda Linette, extending the Belarusian's unbeaten start to the year.
Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina, seeded 22nd, will face Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko in the quarter-finals.
The 24-year-old, who has yet to drop a set, clinches his seventh straight win of 2023 by beating Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor 6-2, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 on Rod Laver Arena to coast into the fourth round.
Spanish Grand Slam champion struggles with hip injury and succumbs to a shock second-round loss to American Mackenzie McDonald.
Novak Djokovic enjoyed a rousing reception on a winning return to the Australian Open and Andy Murray rolled back the years to stun Matteo Berrettini in a classic.
22-time Grand Slam champion faced a stern test to start his campaign at a sweltering Melbourne Park as he defeated 21-year-old Jack Draper from Britain.
Shang beat Germany's Oscar Otte in nearly three hours extraordinary match in Australia.
Rafael Nadal praises the 'next-gen' as "super-good" but says he isn't sure they could dominate in the way he, Djokovic and Federer have.
Serbian tennis star beats unseeded American Sebastian Korda in the final match that stretched more than three hours, claiming his 92nd career singles title to equal the record of his rival, Rafael Nadal.
Sabalenka has now won three tournaments in the first week of a season after Shenzen in 2019 and Abu Dhabi in 2021.
She will meet either teenage qualifier Linda Noskova or top-seeded Ons Jabeur in Sunday's final.
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