ADELAIDE, Australia — Second-seeded Aryna Sabalenka claimed her eleventh WTA Tour singles title however her first in nearly two years when she overcame qualifier Linda Noskova 6-2, 7-6 (4) within the ladies’s remaining on the Adelaide Worldwide on Sunday.
In doing so, Sabalenka ended a rare run by the 18-year-old Noskova, who beat third-seeded Daria Kasatkina and former Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka in the principle draw on the best way to her first remaining.
Sabalenka did not drop a set all week and appeared on observe for one more comfy win when she took the primary set Sunday. However Noskova was far more aggressive within the second, holding serve and placing stress on Sabalenka’s serve, particularly along with her highly effective backhand returns.
“I need to congratulate [Noskova] on an incredible week,” Sabalenka mentioned. “I feel you are going to have an awesome future and 100% seem in lots of extra finals.”
Sabalenka’s final singles title got here in Madrid in Could 2021. She went with out a title in 2022 regardless of reaching three finals.
She ended the 12 months ranked fifth after qualifying for the season-ending WTA Finals in Fort Value, Texas, the place she misplaced within the remaining to Caroline Garcia.
Sabalenka now has received three tournaments within the first week of a season after Shenzhen in 2019 and Abu Dhabi in 2021.