Another straight sets win over the World No.1 in 2023— wta (@WTA) March 18, 2023
Elena Rybakina drops 4 games to Swiatek, knocking out the defending champion!#TennisParadise pic.twitter.com/53AtdT6Mdd
Iga Swiatek, the current world No. 1 in women’s tennis, could not reach the final of Indian Wells Masters.
In the semifinals of this tournament, the Polish tennis player lost to world No. 10 Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan) in two sets: 2:6, 2:6.
The match lasted 1 hour and 17 minutes.
Rybakina's opponent in the final will be world No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus), who defeated world No. 7 the Maria Sakkari (Greece) in their semifinal clash.
The total prize fund of the Indian Wells Masters is $8.8 million.
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