Aryna Sabalenka is a Belarusian professional tennis player who was born on May 5, 1998, in Minsk, Belarus. She turned professional in 2015 and has since become one of the top players in the world, with a career-high ranking of No. 1 in the WTA singles rankings as of March 2023.
Here are some of Aryna Sabalenka’s notable achievements and facts:
Sabalenka has won 16 WTA singles titles and 5 WTA doubles titles in her career.
She won her first Grand Slam doubles title at the 2019 US Open, partnering with Elise Mertens, and also reached the semifinals in singles.
Sabalenka won her first Grand Slam singles title at the 2022 Australian Open, defeating Karolína Plíšková in the final.
In addition to her success on the WTA tour, Sabalenka has won several ITF singles and doubles titles throughout her career.
She is known for her powerful groundstrokes, aggressive playing style, and mental toughness on the court.
Sabalenka had a breakthrough year in 2018, winning her first WTA singles title and reaching the semifinals of the Wuhan Open, where she defeated top-ten players Petra Kvitova and Ashleigh Barty en route.
Sabalenka has also had success in doubles, winning the 2019 WTA Finals and partnering with Mertens to win the 2021 Australian Open and 2021 Wimbledon doubles titles.
She has been coached by Anton Dubrov since 2015 and has credited him with helping her improve her game and become a more well-rounded player.
Sabalenka is fluent in Russian, English, and Belarusian and is known for her outgoing personality and positive attitude on and off the court.