Aryna Sabalenka won her second consecutive Australian Open title on Saturday after she beat China’s Zheng Quiwen in the final in Melbourne.
World No.2 Sabalenka has been in great form in Melbourne and despite a strong support for her Chinese opponent managed to prevail in straight sets 6-3 6-2. Her victory means she is the first player to claim back-to-back Australian Open titles since Victoria Azarenka in 2012 & 2013.
In the men’s draw Jannik Sinner followed up his incredible semi-final performace against Novak Djokovic to beat Daniil Medvedev to claim his first Grand Slam title.
Sinner becomes the first Italian Australian Open Champion but had to dig deep against his Russian opponent after falling two set behind. However, he managed to rally brilliantly to finally win the match 3-6 3-6 6-4 6-4 6-3.
The world no.4 becomes the first Australian Open winner for a decade not to be named Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic!
The next Grand Slam tournament will take place at the French Open in Paris in May. The attention will then turn to the grass of SW19 at the Wimbledon Championships which start on 1st July.