INDIAN WELLS, United States, March 18, 2023 (BSS/AFP) - Australian Open
champion Aryna Sabalenka beat Maria Sakkari 6-2, 6-3 in a Stadium Court
slugfest on Friday to reach the final of the Indian Wells WTA and ATP Masters
World number two Sabalenka, who took her 2023 WTA record to 17-1, notched her
fifth win in eight meetings against the seventh-seeded Greek and awaits the
winner of the second semi-final between world number one and defending
champion Iga Swiatek and Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina.
Sabalenka's win ensured the final will feature a match-up of reigning Grand
Slam champions. Swiatek won both the French and US Opens last year.