The Belarusian tennis player, Aryna Siarhiejeuna Sabalenka was introduced to tennis by chance and later landed up pursuing it professionally. Sabalenka was born on 5 May 1998 and she majorly trained at National Tennis Academy in Minsk, Belarus.
Presently, Sabalenka trains under her coach, Anton Dubrov. Her tiger tattoo on her left arm depicts her aggressive style of playing tennis.
Sabalenka’s best performance in Grand Slams came at the 2018 US Open as she reached the fourth round. In doubles, she won the 2019 US Open.
Sabalenka has a total of 13 WTA titles, nine in singles and four in doubles. She is currently ranked no. 7 in singles, which is also her highest career ranking.
Sabalenka reached the WTA final at Tianjin Open and she lost to Maria Sharapova in the finals. With that run, she broke into the top 100 rankings in 2018. Later, at Mumbai Open (WTA 125K event) she won the title.
Her first Premier-level title was achieved at Connecticut Open 2018 and later at the US Open she pulled off an upset by taking out World Number five, Petra Kvitova, and later lost the eventual champion Naomi Osaka.
Later, Sabalenka won the Premier 5 level tournament in Wuhan, China, and defeated the World Number six, Elina Svitolina. Also, in 2018 she qualified for the WTA Elite Trophy. The year 2018 was her first full year on the WTA Tour and that year she was named the ‘WTA Newcomer of the Year’.
Sabalenka began her 2019 season with a title in Shenzhen. During the ‘American Double Sunshine’ she completed the prestigious Sunshine Double in doubles by lifting the Indian Wells and Miami Open trophies alongside her partner, Elise Mertens. They also won the US Open.
The 2019 season was a massive year for Sabalenka in singles as well. She won the WTA Elite Trophy and also won a hat-trick of titles in China. The 2019 season also saw her make her debut in the top-10 of the WTA rankings.
The 2020 season was Sabalenka’s best year so far. She won three more titles, in Qatar, Ostrava, and Linz, defeating the likes of Victoria Azarenka and Elise Mertens in the finals.
It was the first time Sabalenka finished the year inside the top-10. She also joined Simona Halep as the two WTA players with the most titles in 2020 and finished the year on a nine-match winning streak.
Sabalenka started the 2021 season from where she left off in 2020. She won the first tournament of the season, in Abu Dhabi, extending her winning run to 15 matches.
Sabalenka has earned about $6,804,310 as prize money in her career so far.
Sabalenka uses Wilson tennis racquets and she wears Nike.
In 2019, Sabalenka visited a children’s hospital in Dubai in a WTA campaign and spent quality time with kids there.
Wilson and Nike