Just like most champions, falling to the floor in disbelief is a common celebration.
Just like most champions, career-defining moments include how to deal with adversity and bouncing back from the tough times.
Saturday night on Rod Laver Arena was Aryna Sabalenka's full circle moment to crown; "the best day of my life."
The 24-year-old is finally a Grand Slam champion, posting 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a high-octane final against Wimbledon winner Elena Rybakina. The world No.5 launched down 17 aces and exemplified the top-tier quality with a 51-28 ratio for winners to unforced errors.
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