Aryna Sabalenka is a professional tennis player representing Belarus who is slowly gaining the fame she deserves. Aryna is popular for her aggressive playing style and strong serving style. Recently she gained the limelight after defeating Katie Boulter in a hard tussle and nail-biting match and reached the third round of Wimbledon 2021. She is all set to create history as today, she will be facing Ons Jabeur in the quarter-final and will try to secure her spot in the semi-final.
Aryna was born on 5th May 1998 in Minsk, Belarus. Ever since her childhood, she has played tennis and was encouraged by her father Sergey Sabalenka who was a professional hockey player. It was her father who encouraged Aryana to play tennis. Once she along with her father went for a drive and while on the route, her father found a tennis court. He took her to the court and her love for tennis started ever since then. Sabalenka completed a sports-related program at Belarusian State University.
Aryna Sabalenka Career
Aryna has been winning junior league competitions since she was twelve years old. This 23-year Belusarian athlete won her first ITF championship in September 2015, and then went on to win two more tournaments in a row. In 2016, Aryna won the ITF series competition in Japan for the second year in a row.
During the same season, this famous athlete also won the Fed Cup, defeating teams from the United States, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. She assisted her team in qualifying for the final round, where the United States defeated the Belarusians. Up until early 2018, Sabalenka had been working with Khalil Ibrahimov for two years.
Aryna has been a top ten player in both singles and doubles, with the Women’s Tennis Association ranking her as high as No. 4 in singles and No. 1 in doubles. Sabalenka has won two Grand Slam doubles titles with Elise Mertens, the 2019 US Open, and the 2021 Australian Open. She’s won a total of sixteen Women’s Tennis Association titles, six in doubles and ten in singles. In 2020, Aryna won three more titles, i.e., Qatar, Ostrava, and Linz defeating Victoria Azarenka and Elise Mertens in the finals.
Aryna reached the final round of the WTA Championships for the first time in the fall, facing Maria Sharapova. In time for the grass-court season in 2018, Dmitry Tursunov took over as her primary coach. After the 2019 US Open, Sabalenka and Tursunov had a temporary break. She made the split official at the end of the season, despite the fact that they reconnected later in the year. Sabalenka worked with Dieter Kindlmann for a short time before transferring to Anton Dubrov, her long-time hitting partner and compatriot.
Aryna showed her skills in Wimbledon 2021 and reached the semifinal however, she lost to Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 4-6, 4-6. Due to this, she climbed to the career-high and her personal best 3rd rank in WTA singles. Sabalenka continued her sizzling play style in the Australian Open 2023 as she managed to register straight 10 wins in the tournament and reached the grand finals of the Australian Open 2023.
Aryna Sabalenka Biography
|Real Name||Aryna Siarhiejeŭna Sabalenka|
|Birth Date||May 5, 1998|
|Age (as of 2021)||24 Years|
|Birth Place||Minsk, Belarus|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in Centimeters – 183 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 80 kg – in Pounds – 176 lbs|
|Shoe Size||10 (U.S.)|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|College||Belarusian State University|
|Who is her boyfriend?||Konstantin Koltsov|
Sabalenka’s left arm is tattooed with a picture of a tiger. Her nickname “The Tiger,” which she has used to refer to herself, is derived from this tattoo. Aryna Sabalenka is engaged to the former and very famous Ice Hockey player Konstantin Koltsov. However, she revealed in an interview that there would be no marriage as she is against custom.
Her name was also linked with her ex-coach Dmitry Tursunov, who provided tennis practice in 2018. In fact, she also stated in her post that her relationship with Dmitry is more than just a coach and a student. But, they suddenly stopped practicing permanently a year later and ended all rumors.
Aryna Sabalenka Net Worth
She received $281,067 in prize money from her competitions. In 2018, she advanced to four WTA finals. Asia competed in the ITF circuit and won two $60,000 titles. She has won a total prize pool of $955,295 USD for singles so far. The US Open 2018, where Aryna won her maiden WTA title over Dalila Jakupovic for prize money of $46,500 dollars, is regarded as the greatest success in her career. Sabalenka won $7,356,204 in prize money throughout her entire professional career. Her net worth is believed to be $7 500,000.
- Sabalenka’s Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova were her tennis inspirations when she was younger.
- She began working with Magnus Norman and Magnus Tideman, two former Swedish professional tennis players.
- In Istanbul at the end of 2014, Aryna won her first professional match.
- Sabalenka first competed on the ITF Women’s Circuit in 2012, before moving up to the ITF Junior Circuit.
- Aryna’s first five tournaments took place in her hometown of Minsk over a two-year period, but she did not win a single main draw match.
- Since the beginning of her professional career, Sabalenka has been a Nike ambassador for clothes and shoes. Wilson has also endorsed her, and she uses the Wilson Blade line of racquets.
In 2021, in Abu Dhabi, she won the first tournament of the season, stretching her winning streak to 15 matches. Aryna Sabalenkawas ranked number 9 in the world in the 125k series by the Women’s Tennis Association on February 4, 2019.