‘Doing a Terrible Job’ – Australian Open Queen Aryna Sabalenka Turns Self Critical to Pinpoint a Major Flaw in Herself

Published 01/29/2024, 12:43 AM EST

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Belarusian tennis star and Australian Open 2024 winner, Aryna Sabalenka made an interesting criticism about herself. This tennis star has been busy with many Australian Brands since they want Sabalenka to wear their products on Australian Vogue’s cover photoshoot. While this Belarusian tennis star happily shared her excitement about clicking stylish pictures, she also revealed one of her drawbacks to it.

Sabalenka has been the Australian Open champion two times consecutively. As a result, many renowned brands want her in their advertisement. While Sabalenka is all smiles in front of the camera, she doesn’t feel as confident as she is on the tennis court.

Aryna Sabalenka turned self-critic while posing for a shoot for Vogue Australia


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After winning the Australian Open trophy for the second time, Sabalenka had a gala night over Champagne and sour gummy bears. However, the next morning she had to prep for an exclusive shoot for Vogue Australia styled by famous designer brands Christopher Esber, Camilla & Mac, and Dion Lee. Sabalenka also donned her red Nike sneakers that she wore while bagging her victory.

Amid all the glamour, Aryna Sabalenka was asked about whether she likes it. In her response, Sabalenka said- “I actually love doing photoshoots, Right now, with the professionals I feel like I’m doing a terrible job, I think I need to do some classes and learn some stuff about how to pose.” 


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This Belarusian star who defended her title in just seventy-six minutes, seemed nervous about the photoshoots. In fact, after Sabalenka’s response, her fans were delighted to see how down-to-earth she is. Despite winning a Grand Slam twice in a row, Aryna Sabalenka is not afraid to admit the flaws she has and is willing to overcome them with proper guidance.


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While Sabalenka is nervous to pose beautifully for Vogue’s cover, she already impressed fans with her all-white victory dress at the official photo shoot.

Amid her open self-criticism, Sabalenka received a heck load of love for donning a beautiful wrinkled white dress at the Carlton Gardens of Melbourne. Her photos holding the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Trophy with her special kissing pose mesmerized fans so much that some people asked about the dress’s details. After this, it was confirmed that despite self-criticism, Aryna Sabalenka knows how to keep her fashion game strong.


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Aryna Sabalenka’s candid confession about not knowing how to pose for glamorous shoots truly impressed fans. They were happy seeing this Belarusian tennis icon being so humble and grounded despite bagging the Grand Slam trophy for two years.

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Upasana Banerjee


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