World №4 Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan lifted her first title of the season by defeating world №2 in the Brisbane International final in Australia, Kazinform News Agency reports.
Rybakina stunned 2nd-seed Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka in straight sets 6:0, 6:3.
The victory in Brisbane will take Rybakina to the third spot in the WTA Singles Rankings. On top of that, Rybakina earned $220,000 prize money.
It should be noted that President Tokayev of Kazakhstan congratulated Elena Rybakina on her impressive success in a message.