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VIDEO: Legendary Actor Russell Crowe’s Distraught Reaction as He Roots for Elena Rybakina in Her Australian Open Title Match Against Aryna Sabalenka

Published 01/28/2023, 5:58 AM EST

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Tennis has always been a sport that failed to attract too many celebrities to follow the sport. However, a handful of stars ensure that they are coming to the stadiums to witness championship matches at Grand Slams, at-least. One such actor who has always been a tennis admirer is Russell Crowe. Hailing from Australia, Crowe has a history of attending final matches at Rod Laver Arena and on Sunday’s match between Elena Rybakina and Aryna Sabalenka, the veteran actor decided to attend the match with his British girlfriend, Britney Theriot.

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Veteran actor Russell Crowe enjoys intense contest between Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina at Australian Open final


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From few clips that were released during the match, it was evident that Crowe was engaged in the tight battle between Sabalenka and Rybakina. As Rybakina easily managed to clinch the first set, her game faltered in the second as she failed to remain consistent on her serve. Taking this as an advantage, Sabalenka, who entered the match as a favorite, dictated few rallies and forced a deciding third set.

As one of Rybakina’s backhands hit the net, Crowe was visibly disappointed and so was his girlfriend Britney.


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Coming to the final, the first set was more or less one-sided despite the score as Sabalenka didn’t really look comfortable and confident. As Rybakina’s level started to falter in the second, the momentum started to shift towards the Belarusian and the two are battling it out in the third.


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At the moment, Sabalenka takes the lead after breaking Rybakina’s serve in a lengthy game at 3-3. The Belarusian star had her moments where she broke Elena’s serve but couldn’t really capitalize on it as she failed to extend the lead.

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Sagar Ashtakoula


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Sagar Ashtakoula is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Sagar has completed his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering.
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