2023 Beijing

Rybakina ousts Sabalenka to reach Beijing semis

No.5 seed Elena Rybakina claimed her fourth victory over a World No.1 player in as many encounters this season to beat No.1 seed Aryna Sabalenka in the China Open quarterfinals. Rybakina advances to her sixth semifinal of 2023, all of which have been at WTA 1000 level or above. Having lost her first four meetings with Sabalenka, she has now won the last two.