After Reuniting With Tennis Star Aryna Sabalenka in Miami, Dave Portnoy Drops a Teasing Hint

Published 10/22/2023, 5:45 AM EDT

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It all started with verbal appreciation from Dave Portnoy. The CEO of Barstool Sports expressed his love for Aryna Sabalenka’s gameplay. The Belarusian tennis player is indeed one professional woman. With her hard work and discipline, she has proved her mettle to the world. Having one major singles title at the 2023 Australian Open, she has set a perfect example for all those who are new to the sport. The 25-year-old joined the tennis world only in 2017. But that didn’t stop Dave Portnoy from putting a friendly wager on her.

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Dave Portnoy, a man expressing versatile views, has revolutionized the sports world for the better. He is not just your regular businessman. With 3 million people waiting for him to tweet about everything that’s trending, Portnoy makes sure to entertain his fans. This time, he is all praises for the Belarusian star, Aryna Sabalenka. After crowning her as “queen,‘ Portnoy has hinted at a new “dynamic duo” in town.

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Dave Portnoy has openly declared his love for Sabalenka’s gameplay. Portnoy put a $50,000 US Open belief in her against Madison Keys. He never shies away from supporting the tennis player. Appreciating the star with “I love her. I’m Sabalenka for life,” claims, Portnoy has received the same energy from the other side of the court.

The tennis prodigy invited Portnoy to watch her match against Coco Gauff in the U.S. Open finals from the coach’s box last month. But since that couldn’t happen, Portnoy’s new tweet confirms the two have officially met outside court. Portnoy had tweeted the picture from the Daily Mail, which showcased the two smiling and posing in Miami.

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He captioned the picture, “The new dynamic duo of the tennis.” Not long ago, Portnoy had shared the same picture with Sabalenka on his Twitter. As the two were seen in Miami, Portnoy was openly praising Sabalenka’s skills. He had captioned the picture, “The Queen of Tennis @SabalenkaA.” But how did the two start conversing in the first place?

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Portnoy is always welcome in the box

Dave Portnoy, after betting against Madison Keys, openly expressed why he supported Sabalenka. Portnoy said, “She was animated. I liked watching her, and I kind of fell in love with her style.” His praise for Sabalenka certainly did not go unnoticed. Sabalenka invited him to watch her play. Unfortunately, Portnoy could not attend the match due to prior engagements. But Sabalenka kept the offer open.

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She wrote on Twitter, “@stoolpresidente You’re always welcome in my box…See you at the Miami Open.” The photo now posted marks the inception of a new friendship. Portnoy and Sabalenka indeed are one “dynamic duo” This time, as they share the picture, one can see how the two enjoy each other’s company. Portnoy’s admiration for Aryna’s gameplay is a testament to the fact the businessman is always ready to appreciate talent when he sees one.

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Bisma Shakeel is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Bisma headed to the sports arena after her stint as an editor of her college sports magazine. A follower of Simone Biles, US Sports division was a natural choice for her.
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