Aryna Sabalenka Triumphs in Thrilling Women’s Australian Open Final After Victoria Azarenka Asked to Remove Shirt

Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus made history on Saturday, winning the thrilling women’s Australian Open final against Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan. Sabalenka, the world number nine, defeated Rybakina 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in a match that lasted two hours and forty-six minutes.

The match was not without controversy, however, as Victoria Azarenka of Belarus was asked to remove her shirt before her semifinal match against Sabalenka. Azarenka refused, citing a lack of consistency in the tournament’s dress code policy.

In the final, Sabalenka was able to hold off a late surge from Rybakina to win the match and the title. She is the first Belarusian to win a Grand Slam singles title.

“I’m so happy to have won this match,” said Sabalenka. “It was a tough battle, but I’m glad I was able to come out on top.”

The victory was met with joy and celebration from fans around the world, as Sabalenka’s win marks a major milestone in women’s tennis.

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