Aryna Sabalenka Receives Huge Boost Ahead of US Open 2021

Published 08/23/2021, 7:19 AM EDT
Aug 12, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus reacts after a point against Rebecca Marino of Canada (not pictured) during third round play at Stade IGA. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports


Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka has been making constant progress on the women’s Tour. She has gradually climbed the ladder to the top of the rankings and she continues to perform on the highest of levels, tasting success. At the moment, she is preparing herself for the US Open. 

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Recently, Aryna Sabalenka made a move up the WTA rankings. She is now the new World No. 2 replacing Naomi Osaka in the rankings. The Japanese player’s dip in form was one of the main reasons which gave the Belarusian star a glimpse to clinch her opportunity. 

Aug 12, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus reacts after a point against Rebecca Marino of Canada (not pictured) during third round play at Stade IGA. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Sabalenka has performed brilliantly this season. She has beaten some of the top-ranked players on a regular basis this season, which helped her knock them off their spot and capitalize on the circumstances. 

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Aryna Sabalenka and Ashleigh Barty have faced each other a few times

Coming on to tennis this season, Sabalenka began in Melbourne and came as far as the fourth round before losing to Serena Williams in the Australian Open. After that, she made it to the quarterfinal in Miami and the final in Stuttgart, losing twice to World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty. 

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 5, 2021 Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka reacts during her fourth round match against Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

She dealt with a similar fate, when she faced Barty for the third time in three events, losing to her in Madrid. Sabalenka lost in the third round of the French Open and performed brilliantly at the Wimbledon Championships, reaching the semifinal for the first time. 

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She was recently seen in Toronto. She had a good run until she came across Karolina Pliskova in the semifinal. In Cincinnati, she lost in the opening round. Now with this improved ranking, she will feel confident moving into the US Open. We wish her the very best for the upcoming matches and the rest of the tournament. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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