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A Women’s Doubles Champion Says She’s Going Solo

Aryna Sabalenka and her partner, Elise Mertens, won the Australian Open women’s doubles final, 6-2, 6-3, over Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova on Friday afternoon at Rod Laver Arena.

The win will move Sabalenka to the No. 1 ranking in doubles for the first time, with Mertens close behind at No. 2.

But after the title, the second Grand Slam triumph they have won together, Sabalenka said she would no longer play doubles and instead put her “whole focus on singles,” in which she is ranked seventh.

“I just want to manage my energy,” Sabalenka said.