Aryna Sabalenka has won back-to-back Australian Open titles, defeating Zheng Qinwen in a one-sided women’s final. Sabalenka, who won her first Grand Slam in Australia last year, was motivated by her loss in the U.S. Open final and wanted to prove she could consistently perform at a high level. She showcased her improved game and mental control, not facing a break point and serving no double faults in the final. Sabalenka is the first woman since Victoria Azarenka in 2012 and 2013 to win consecutive Australian Open titles. Zheng, making her debut in a Grand Slam final, was unable to match Sabalenka’s level of play.