Elena Rybakina took revenge for her Australian Open Final defeat as world number two sank in January Arina Sabalenka To win the BNP Paribas Masters indian wells.

The Kazakh player took the courage to clinch a 78-minute first set before completing his 7-6 (11) 6-4 win and his first title since surprise. Wimbledon last summer victory

He also helped Rybakina erase the memory of her loss to Belarus in Melbourne, taking the first set against her big-server opponent.

Sabalenka had rushed into the finals and looked ready to take control when she took the 3-2 first timeout, but the occasional serving problems returned and a couple of mistakes immediately restored the timeout to her opponent.

While Sabalenka continued to struggle to serve, Rybakina, who defeated world number one Iga Swiatek in the semi-finals, took control with a 17-minute tie-break and secured the advantage at the sixth set point.

Rybakina boosted her advantage by smothering Sabalenka in the first match of the second set, then broke again to top the win at 5-2.

Sabalenka offered a final substitution by refusing Rybakina at her first serving opportunity, but the Kazakh did not err a second time to complete the second biggest win of her career.