Sabalenka wins Australian Open women's singles title after final thriller

Fifth seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus fought back from a set down

Elena Rybakina to win the Australian Open women's singles title on Saturday.

Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus reacts during the women's singles

Australian Open, the 24-year-old Belarusian player Aryna Sabalenka stormed to victory over Elena Rybakina

Sabalenka said to the crowd as she collected her prize, the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup

With her victory today, Sabalenka has now risen

She told it was a hard-fought final game for the 24-year

Elena Rybakina 4-6 6-3 6-4 in the final at Rod Laver Arena

Aryna Sabalenka fell to the court with joy after winning her first Grand Slam