Aryna Sabalenka a Belarusian Tennis Player

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Aryna Sabalenka (born 7 July 1997) is a Belarusian tennis player.

She has won two singles titles on the WTA tour, as well as five singles and three doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On 23 September 2018, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 42. On 18 May 2016, she peaked at world No. 144 in the doubles rankings.

Aryna Sabalenka and Her Birth

Aryna Sabalenka was born to Lithuanian parents who were originally from Vitebsk Oblast before moving to Minsk, where she was raised starting at age 12 after earning a scholarship to train there full-time. Her favored surface is clay; her goal is to become the fifth woman to complete a career in Grand Slam. Her idol is Victoria Azarenka, with whom she grew up practicing within Minsk.

Aryna Sabalenka and Her Winning

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Aryna Sabalenka won her first WTA Tour match at the Malaysian Open against Tímea Babos in three sets. She then entered Apia International Sydney where she lost to Elina Svitolina. At the Australian Open, she played Italian Karin Knapp but was beaten in straight sets. She then reached two $25,000 finals, winning one in Shenzhen and losing another to Daria Gavrilova in Hua Hin. Aryna Sabalenka started off in 2017 by reaching the quarterfinals of the Hobart event before falling to eventual champion Elise Mertens. However, at Melbourne Park, she lost in the first round to qualifier Marciejung De Vroome.

She went on to win her maiden WTA title at the Prague Open, beating Olga Govortsova, Tereza Smitková, Denisa Allertová, and finally Petra Martić in three sets after saving five match points in the decider against Allertova. After that victory, Aryna Sabalenka broke into the top-100 for the first time. She then fell out of the top-200 by mid-June but recovered well towards the season’s end to finish world No. 97, which was still enough to earn a place in the main draw of the US Open via protected ranking (PR). However, she fell to eventual champion Sloane Stephens in the first round.

Aryna Sabalenka and Her Seasons

In 2018, Aryna Sabalenka opened her season by reaching back-to-back finals at Shenzhen and Sydney respectively, losing both to Aryna Símenová. At the Australian Open, she lost to Maria Sharapova in straight sets despite having two match points in the second set. However, she followed it up with a win over top seed Angelique Kerber at Doha where she made history by becoming the first player outside top-20 to beat the world No. 1 since 2011 after taking out defending champion Caroline Wozniacki at Dubai one week later. That run helped Aryna Sabalenka reach a career-high ranking of 29 on 4 March. Aryna Sabalenka then made her first Premier final at the BNP Paribas Open after dispatching four top-10 players en route but lost to seventh seed Garbiñe Muguruza. She also reached the semi-finals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia and French Open losing both times to Simona Halep. However, Aryna Sabalenka won her maiden Grand Slam match at Wimbledon against Victoria Duval.

At the summer hardcourt swing, she was upset in the first round of Rogers Cup by Sofia Kenin before winning her third career title at Cincinnati defeating Maria Sakkari in straight sets. However, Aryna Sabalenka suffered a shocking first-round loss to world No. 116 Margarita Gasparyan at the US Open. She then reached the semi-final of the Tianjin Open losing to Aryna Símenová and the quarterfinalist of the Wuhan Open where she retired against Garbiñe Muguruza after claiming the first set.

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