Aryna Sabalenka crushes Zheng Qinwen to defend Australian Open title
Aryna Sabalenka crushes Zheng Qinwen 6-3, 6-2 to defend Australian Open title. She became the first woman to do so in more than a decade .
The 25-year-old Belarusian defending champion and world number two Aryna Sabalenka defeated Chinese 12th seed Zheng Qinwen 6-3, 6-2 to win the Australian Open women’s singles title in Melbourne today. Sabalenka took just 33 minutes to race through a 6-3 win in the first set at Melbourne Park.
This is Sabalenka’s second Grand Slam title while Zheng was gunning for a first. Sabalenka became the first woman to defend the Australian Open title since 2013.