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Belarusian Tennis Beauty Aryna Sabalenka Lets Off Steam With 42-Year-Old Boyfriend as the ‘Forever Young’ Couple Show Off Their Goofy Side at Roland Garros

Published 05/25/2023, 8:57 AM EDT

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Belarusian beauty Aryna Sabalenka is not alone on her trip to Paris for the French Open. Former ice hockey player Konstantin Koltsov, who is dating the reigning Australian Open champion, is there to give her company. As Sabalenka looks to bag back-to-back grand slam titles at Roland Garros, some time spent with her beau in between grueling practice sessions can serve as the right motivation.

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Konstantin’s recent Instagram story offered us a sneak peek into the couple’s adorable activities in Paris.

Koltsov’s blooming love story with Aryna Sabalenka


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The 42-year-old ex-NHL player has been dating Sabalenka for almost 2 years. They made their relationship official when they first appeared together publicly after Sabalenka’s 2021 French Open defeat. With Koltsov accompanying Sabalenka to Paris again this year, the lovebirds’ chemistry looks as strong as ever.

In his recent Instagram story, Koltsov shared a glimpse of the couple’s skincare regime in Paris. As Bob Dylan’s famous song ‘Forever Young’ played in the background, the picture showed him sharing a light moment with Sabalenka in their hotel room, with both having face masks on.


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Konstantin hails from Minsk, just like his fellow Belarusian partner, Aryna Sabalenka. Although he spent most of his career in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), he represented the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL for 3 seasons.

He retired from professional hockey at the age of 35 in 2016, while playing at Dinamo Minsk. Koltsov ended his previous marriage before getting together with Sabalenka in 2021. Sabalenka previously dated Matvei Bozhko, who also happens to be a Belarusian ice hockey player from Minsk.


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Sabalenka’s chances heading into Roland Garros

Currently placed at number 2 in the WTA rankings, Sabalenka looks all set to take her career to the next level. After bagging her first grand slam in Australia this year, she will hope to carry the momentum into Roland Garros. But her recent rivalry with world number 1 Iga Swiatek is something that everyone will be looking forward to. With the two exchanging titles at Stuttgart and Madrid at the expense of each other, Roland Garros comes at a perfect time. Swiatek defeated the Belarusian in straight sets at the Stuttgart final, while Sabalenka got her revenge in Madrid.

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The Pole has established her dominance in clay as she chases a third Roland Garros title in 4 seasons. But with Sabalenka heading into Paris in red-hot form, all eyes will be on these two. With the motivation of her boyfriend by her side, can Sabalenka dethrone Swiatek at Court Philippe Chatrier? Let us know in the comments.


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Prithviraj Roy


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Prithviraj Roy is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. With an academic background in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), he has more than 2 years of experience as a Content Writer. Prithviraj has been a die-hard fan of the 'King of Clay' Rafael Nadal since his childhood years.
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Sheldon Pereira