The Kazakh number one has been playing pretty solid tennis lately with a superb run in Rome that ended with her lifting the trophy. She arrived in Paris with a lot of confidence and it's working out well so far for her with two straight-set wins. She's looking the part of a potential winner and playing like one at the moment.
Consistency is key
This one opened well for her as she took an early break dominating the rallies with her superb play from the baseline. Noskova is a capable hitter but she wasn't able to stick with Rybakina who has a far heavier ball and she controlled it really well in this one. Despite not serving that well in the set, Rybakina did enough damage to break Noskova twice en route to a 6-3 finish.
The second set was quite a bit closer as Rybakina was a bit more erratic in her play committing more errors this time around. Noskova toned it down a bit allowing Rybakina to really take control of the match but the hitting actually got her in trouble a bit. Noskova had break points in this set but she wasn't able to use them.
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Saving break points
Rybakina saved all of the four break points she had and her serve played a part in that. She had 5 aces in this one which helped as she generally served better in this match. Even the final match in the match featured a break point for Noskova which Rybakina saved.
Pretty good win in the end for Rybakina as she moves on in straight sets.