Rybakina is one of the few players who can take the racquet out of Sabalenka's hands.

Racquet: Yonex VCORE 100 ($259)

The VCORE 100 is the type of racquet that immediately gives strokes an infusion of energy. The franchise has always hung its hat on easy spin production, and this latest generation is the friendliest yet. The upper hoop has been widened at the 2 and 10 o’clock positions to increase the sweet spot and forgiveness, which also results in more spacing of the main strings. This affords more string movement and snapback for increased spin potential. A softer flex than previous versions gives the frame a plusher response and improved command. Yet, it still maintains respectable stability for its weight. Bomb serves, blast groundies or grind down opponents with a steady barrage, it’s a frame that excels in a variety of baseline tactics.

Apparel: Yonex Melbourne Tank ($78); Yonex Melbourne Skirt ($90)

The racerback design on this tank promotes mobility and breathability. It’s made with VeryCool moisture and heat-management technology to keep the wearer dry and—you guessed it—cool. Available in blue and yellow, the trim detailing around the shoulders and collar gives the top a stylish look.

The skirt also possesses cooling fabric to absorb heat and sweat. Its anti-static properties means it won’t bunch up or get in the way during play. The wide, stretchy waistband offers a comfortable and custom fit. And the built-in shorts provide extra coverage and support.

Shoes: Yonex PC Eclipsion 5 ($145)

With its combination of stability, cushioning and toughness the Eclipsion is Yonex’s premium high-performance shoe. For this update, the Power Cushion+ in the midsole has been reshaped and is combined with a TPU support shank for quicker rebounds and transitions from step to step. The ultra-fine Double Raschel Mesh in the upper is extremely lightweight and provides maximum ventilation. It’s covered by Durable Skin over the forefoot that incorporates thicker materials in high wear areas to enhance stability and durability. The revised one-piece outsole has a denser pattern for better traction and more reliable footwork.