Aryna Sabalenka is a Belarusian professional tennis player. Born on May 5, 1998 in Minsk, Belarus, Sabalenka started playing at the age of 6, and is known to favor hard courts. The right-handed player is currently coached by Marcus Tideman, and has been making waves in the tennis courts with her performance.
Sabalenka rose to fame after her performance during the Fed Cup in 2017 when she played for Belarus. Her victory over Viktorija Golubic helped push her team, and was crucial despite the fact that Sabalenka was still ranked at No. 125 at the time.
In the same year, Sabalenka reached her first WTA semifinal when she played at the Tashkent Open. During the tournament, she defeated Tatjana Maria, although Timea Babos defeated her.
When she joined the Tianjin Open, Sabalenka defeated three local tennis players, before going against Sara Errani in the semifinals. After defeating Errani, she went head to head with Maria Sharapova, but was unable to win after two tight sets.
In early 2018, Sabalenka was able to enter the Australian Open. During the tournament, she faced Ahsleigh Barty during her first match. The results were not in Sabalenka’s favor as she lost it in three sets. She also attracted some criticism due to her noticeably loud grunting during the match. In 2019, she ensured two victories for the Belarusian Team as they went on to win 4-0 against Germany at the Fed Cup.
So far, Sabalenka has a career record of 173 victories with 94 defeats. She has 3 WTA titles and a WTA 125k Series title. She also has 5 ITF titles to her name. In addition, she does not yet have any Grand Slam titles, but has appeared in all four Grand Slam tournaments. She is currently ranked at No. 21 as of April 2019, which is also the highest rank she has achieved in her career.
• 173–94 (64.79%) career record – singles• 3 Women’s Tennis Association career titles - singles• 5 International Tennis Federation career titles – singles• 42–43 (49.41%) career record - doubles• 2 Women’s Tennis Association career titles - doubles• 1 International Tennis Federation career titles – doubles