Aryna Sabalenka is a professional tennis player from Belarus. In September 2023, she became World Number 1 in women’s tennis, surpassing Iga Swiatek.
She won the 2023 Australian Open. She also has two Grand Slam wins in women’s doubles - winning the US Open women’s doubles in 2019 and the 2021 Australian Open women’s doubles. She has 13 career singles titles and 6 career doubles titles.
Aryna Siarhiejeŭna Sabalenka (Арына Сабаленка) was born on May 5, 1998 Minsk, Belarus.
She currently resides in Miami, Florida in the United States. She stands 182 cm tall and she is a right-handed player with a two-handed backhand. She turned pro in 2015 and is coached by Anton Dubrov. Since then, she has earned more than US$19 million in prize money.
She did not debut as a professional player until 2013. She started playing the ITF circuit and only made her Grand Slam main draw debut as a singles player in 2017.
She played in the qualifying rounds that year but was only in the main draw for Wimbledon. She made it to the second round. In 2018, she was in the main draws of all four grand slams as a singles and doubles player. Her best finish that year was the fourth round of the US Open women’s singles.
One of her best years as a doubles player was in 2019. That year, she made it to the third round of the Australian Open, the semifinals of the French Open, the quarterfinals of Wimbledon, and she won the US Open.
In January 2021, she won the Australian Open women’s doubles. By February that year, she was the no.1 ranked women’s doubles player in the world. She has not played in any doubles Grand Slam since her win. In both of her women’s doubles Grand Slam wins, she was paired with Elise Mertens.
In 2021 she reached both the Wimbledon and US Open semi-finals but lost both to Karolina Pliskova and Leylah Fernandez, respectively. In 2022, she was forced to miss Wimbledon because of the All-England Club’s ban on Russian and Belarusian players, but once again made the US Open semi-finals, only to lose to top seed Iga Swiatek.
However, in January 2023, Sabalenka broke through by reaching her first major final at the Australian Open which she won over Elena Rybakina 4-6 6-3 6-4.
Sabalenka enjoyed near-career-best form in early 2023 and went on to make the French Open semi-finals later that year, but lost again. She also was beaten in the 2023 Wimbledon semi-finals by Ons Jabeur, her fifth semi-final loss at a major.
In 2023, she won her first singles Grand Slam – at the Aussie Open. She was also in the semifinals of the French Open and Wimbledon and she made it all the way to the finals of the US Open but was defeated by Coco Gauff.
Her achievements in 2023, helped propel her high enough to be able to overtake Swiatek who had failed to defend her US Open title.
Career Titles: 13
- Highest Singles Ranking: 1 (September 11, 2023)
- Current Singles Ranking: 1 (October 9, 2023)
Best Grand Slam Singles Performances
- Australian Open - W (2023)
- French Open - SF (2023)
- Wimbledon - SF (2021, 2023)
- US Open - F (2023)
- Tour Finals - F (2022)
- Olympic Games - 2R (2020)
Career Titles: 6
- Highest Doubles Ranking: 1 (February 22, 2021)
- Current Doubles Ranking: 404 (October 9, 2023)
Best Grand Slam Doubles Performances
- Australian Open - W (2021)
- French Open - SF (2019)
- Wimbledon - QF (2019)
- US Open - W (2019)
Best Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Performances
- Wimbledon - 2R (2019)
When did Aryna Sabalenka first become World Number 1?
She overtook Iga Swiatek as world number 1 on September 11, 2023.
How old is Aryna Sabalenka?
She turned 25 on May 5, 1998.
How tall is Aryna Sabalenka?
She is 182 cm or 5 ft and 11 inches tall.
Aryna Sabalenka FAQ
Is Aryna Sabalenka married?
Yes. She is married to Konstantin Koltsov, is a former professional ice hockey player.