Aryna Sabalenka Secures Consecutive Australian Open Victory with Straight-Set Win over Qinwen Zheng, Earns Prize Money of….

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Aryna Sabalenka successfully defended her women’s title at Melbourne Park, becoming only the second woman to do so after Victoria Azarenka in 2013. She effortlessly defeated young talent Qinwen Zheng in two straight sets with scores of 6-3 and 6-2, securing her second consecutive Australian Open title in just 1 hour and 16 minutes.
“It’s been an amazing couple of weeks. I couldn’t imagine myself lifting this trophy one more time and it’s an unbelievable feeling right now. I’m really speechless,” Sabalenka exclaimed in joy at a post-match interview.
Sabalenka expressed her sincere appreciation and offered words of encouragement to her rival, Zheng.
Sabalenka displayed her dominance throughout the match, starting with a 3-0 lead in the first set and securing a comfortable 6-3 victory in just 33 minutes. She continued to dominate in the second set, ultimately overcoming Zheng and claiming the title. Sabalenka’s victorious run at the Australian Open will see her win A$3,150,000 (more than Rs 17.25 cr). Qinwen’s runner-up finish fetch her a prize money of A$1,725,000.