Aryna Sabalenka’s Gamechanger Mindset Turns Heads as Former Austrian Pro Lauds the Australian Open Finalist’s Mentality

Published 01/25/2024, 2:28 PM EST

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Aryna Sabalenka has reached the finals of the Australian Open 2024 after defeating Coco Gauff in a very close match. She will now be playing Qinwen Zheng on Saturday. Currently, she is ranked number 2 and is also the defending Aussie Open Champion. A lot of tennis players both current and former are not only appreciative of her skills and talent, but her mindset going into the game as well.

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One view that stands out is of Barbara Schett, who thinks that it is Aryna Sabalenka’s mental strength and mindset that helps her go this far ahead in the sport and every tournament that she takes part in. She also thinks mental coaching helps her as much as physical one.

Barbara Schett shares how Aryna Sabalenka’s mindset acts as a paradigm-shifter

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While talking about Aryna Sabalenka’s performance in the semifinals of the Australian Open tournament, former professional tennis player Barbara Schett threw light on how she thinks Sabalenka’s mindset plays an important role in her wins. Schett added, “She is taking the next step in her way of thinking. She has done all the work with a mental coach which helped her last year in the Australian Open.”

She knows she is the only one who can change certain things. She is the only one who can control her thoughts. Her mindset is incredible. Her way of thinking and development is incredible.”

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According to Schett, Sabalenka’s mental strength takes her ahead all the time even though she barely won the match against Gauff. She is incredibly in control of her thoughts, which is very important in tennis when thoughts are running wild for most players.

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It is not just the former Austrian tennis star who thinks this way. Sabalenka is also well aware and in acknowledgment of the fact that her mental game is what sets her apart.

Aryna Sabalenka happy with her mental game and credits her father for it

In her interview after winning one of the matches in the Madrid Open, Aryna Sabalenka shared how she is super happy with the level she played. She also stated, “I’m more happy with my mental game.”

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She also talked about what made her such a strong person and that would be her father. The Belarusian beauty mentioned,I think my father made me a really tough person without actually knowing that.” The way her father raised her made her a tough person and set a great example for her in many ways.

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Ishmeet Kaur

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Growing up, I was always drawn to tennis and would spend hours watching matches on TV. It's no surprise that I eventually pursued a career in sports journalism, with a focus on the racket sport.?As a tennis sportswriter for EssentiallySports, I've had the opportunity to cover some of the biggest tournaments.
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Arunima Bhanot

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