Sabalenka & Sinner Take Melbourne 🏆

01/30/2024 Sabalenka & Sinner Take Melbourne 🏆

By: Jeff Yoder

Australian Open Champs: #2 Aryna Sabalenka (Women) Repeats & #4 Jannik Sinner (Men) Rallies to Wins 1st Major

Two weeks of excitement in Melbourne has now come to a close, and the first grand slam champions of 2024 received their crowns. Aryna Sabalenka captured her second straight Australian Open title on Saturday with a smooth straight-set victory against the challenger, #12 Qinwen Zheng. Zheng had a spectacular run in Melbourne, but Sabalenka was too good from start to finish. She didn’t drop a set during her entire two-week run. On the men’s side, #4 Jannik Sinner did the unthinkable Sunday morning after taking down #1 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals. Sinner rallied from two sets down against #3 Daniil Medvedev to win his first career grand slam with three consecutive sets in a four-hour stunner. The 22-year-old Italian could be a slam contender for years to come.

 

🏆 Women’s Australian Open Final

#2 A. Sabalenka def. #12 Q. Zheng (6-3, 6-2)

 

🏆 Men’s Australian Open Final

#4 J. Sinner def. #3 D. Medvedev (3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3)

 

It’s Sinner’s first and Sabalenka’s second, and that’s a wrap down from Melbourne! We’ll have sporadic tennis coverage over the next few months, but we’ll lock back in for the French Open in May-June.

 

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