Aryna Sabalenka: Career, Relationship & Australian Open

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Aryna Sabalenka, originally Aryna Siarhiejeŭna Sabalenka, is a Belarusian professional tennis player with 16 career titles in total; 10 in singles and 6 in doubles.

The 24 years old Belarusian beauty has won two Grand Slam doubles titles; the 2021 Australian Open and the 2019 U.S. Open.

As of September 2022, Aryna ranked No. 6 in singles and No. 328 in doubles.

On 23 August 2021, she achieved the career-high ranking of No. 2.

She won her first Grand Slam title by coming back to beat Elena Rybakina in the Australian Open women’s final on 28th January 2023, Saturday.

Relatively unknown Aryna rose to prominence after leading the Belarus Fed Cup team to a runner-up finish in 2017.

Aryna Sabalenka
Aryna Sabalenka (Source: TennisPAL)

After that, she began gaining more success in WTA tours reaching four finals just in 2018.

The 1.82 meters tall Sabalenka has a big height advantage and has one of the best serves in the current tennis scene.

She began to play doubles regularly in 2019.

For more interesting information about Belarusian beauty, please read the whole thing and do not forget to give the quick facts table a brief look.

Aryna Sabalenka | Quick Facts

Full Name Aryna Siarhiejeŭna Sabalenka
Known As Aryna Sabalenka
Nickname The Tiger
Birthdate 5 May 1998
Birthplace Minsk, Belarus
Residency Miami, Florida, United States
Religion Christianity
Nationality Belarusian
Horoscope Taurus
Father’s Name Sergey Sabalenka
Mother’s Name Not Known
Siblings Tonechka Sabalenka (Sister)
Education Belarusian State University
Ethnicity Belarusian
Age 24 Years Old
Height 6 ft./183 cm/1.83 m
Weight 80 kg/176.5 lbs. 
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Light Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Build Athletic
Distinctive Features Toned Figure, Charming Smile, Long Straight Hair
Marital Status Unmarried
Past Affairs Matvei Bozhko, Dmitry Tursunov
Children Not Yet
Profession Professional Tennis Player
Plays Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
Turned Pro 2015
First Grand Slam Win  2019 U.S. Open and the 2021 Australian Open, 
Highest Ranking World No. 2
Brand Endorsements Nike, Wilson Sporting Goods
Singles Career Record: 301–156 (65.9%)

Career Titles: 10

Highest Ranking: No. 2 (23 August 2021)

Current Ranking: No. 6 (12 September 2022)

Prize Money $11,424,910
Net worth $9 Million
Favorite Surface Grass Courts, Hard Courts
Role Models Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova
Favorite Food Desserts, Pancakes
Favorite Pet Dog
Hobby/Interest Reading
Favorite Book The Count of Monte Cristo (1844)
Favorite Movie Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), Home Alone (1990), Titanic (1997), Never Back Down (2008), The Hustle (2019)
Favorite Travel Destination Brazil
Favorite Car Brand BMW
Favorite Tournament US Open
Social Media Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok
Merch Photo
Last Update February 2023

Early Life, Education & More

Aryna Sabalenka was born Aryna Siarhiejeŭna Sabalenka in Minsk, Belarus on 5 May 1998.

Her father, Sergey Sabalenka, was a hockey player. However, her mother’s information is unknown.

Aryna developed an interest in tennis as a kid when her father took her to the tennis court. She soon began training at the National Tennis Academy in Minsk.

A year after starting to train at the National Tennis Academy, the Belarusian Tennis Federation persuaded her to focus on competing in low-level professional events.

Sabalenka’s role models growing up were Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer, and Serena Williams.

Talking about her education, she attended the Belarusian State University and pursued a sports-related program.

Age, Height, & Weight

Aryna is 24 years old as of 2023. As a May 5 born, she falls under the Taurus sun sign.

Also, the Belarusian beauty is quite tall for a female tennis player standing at 1.82 meters. She weighs around 176.5 lbs.

Often cited as one of the world’s most good-looking female tennis players in the world, Aryna boasts a toned figure, a charming smile, and long straight hair.

Aryna Sabalenka
Aryna Sabalenka Showing Off Her Curves (Source: Times Now)

She spends hours in the gym working out to maintain her super sexy figure of hers and does not hesitate to show it off occasionally.

She likes to hit the beach when possible to flaunt her curves and get some sun tan.

Aryna Sabalenka | Career

Aryna began playing on the ITF Women’s Circuit in 2012.

Her initial five tournaments were in her hometown of Minsk. Unfortunately, she did not win the main draw match in any of them.

In late 2014, Aryna won her first professional match in Istanbul.

After this win and confidence boost, she won her first two titles in back-to-back weeks in Antalya. Both of these matches were at the $10k level.

She then won a $25k title and eventually won her two biggest titles till date at the $50K level.

Aryna Sabalenka On Court
Aryna Sabalenka On Court (Source: tennisnet.com)

Aryna has won five doubles and ten singles titles on the WTA Tour.

Her most significant wins are the 2021 Australian Open and the 2019 U.S. Open in doubles alongside Elise Mertens.

Moreover, she has two Premier Mandatory titles, both in doubles.

Aside from that, she has four WTA titles at the Wuhan Open, Qatar Open, and Madrid Open.

Aryna attained the top 5 in both doubles and singles, having a career-high doubles ranking of world No. 1 and a career-high singles ranking of world No. 2.

Coach

Up until 2018, Aryna worked with the coach Khalil Ibrahimov, and after that, she began working with Magnus Norman and Magnus Tideman, both former Swedish professional tennis players.

She also worked with Dmitry Tursunov for the grass court.

After the 2019 U.S. Open, she split briefly with Dimitry, only to reunite later in the year.

Net Worth & Endorsements

Aryna turned pro in 2015 and has been racking millions in prize money and other income.

Unlike other sports, tennis players do not have a steady source of income. Their paycheck entirely depends on their performance, which varies from tournament to tournament.

To date, Aryna has earned more than $11,424,910 in prize money.

Even though her prize money does not look that much, she makes enough from brand deals to lead a comfortable lifestyle.

As of 2023, Aryna has a net worth of a whopping $9 million.

She has had a clothing and footwear deal with the sports giant Nike since the start of her professional career. Similarly, Wilson is her racquet sponsor.

Tattoos

The 24 years old Belarusian beauty has inked a couple of tattoos on her body.

Her infamous tiger tattoo on her left arm has earned her the nickname “The Tiger,” which she uses to refer to herself.

Similarly, she has another fierce-looking tiger inked on her upper left thigh.

Arnya Sabalenka's Tiger Tattoo
Aryna Sabalenka’s Tiger Tattoo On Her Thigh (Source: Tennis World)

According to Aryna herself, this tattoo is for her strength and self-confidence. It just keeps her going on the field.

Moreover, it’s been speculated that her birth year of 1998 was the year of Tiger.

Aside from these, she also has a flower and a writing tattoo on her back.

Who is Aryna Sabalanka Dating?

Aryna Sabalanka, the Belarusian beauty, is currently dating former Belarusian Ice Hockey player Konstantin Koltsov.

Talking about Konstantin, he last played for HC Dinamo Minsk in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Between 2002 and 2006, he played for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League.

He played internationally for the Belarusian national team at the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympics and nine World Championships.

Aryna and Konstantin first appeared together in Paris. This was after Aryna lost at the 2021 Roland Garros.

Arnya With Konstantin Koltsov
Aryna With Konstantin Koltsov (Source: EssentiallySports)

Since then, the couple has been spotted in a number of events.

Likewise, Aryna frequently posts Konstantin’s picture on her Instagram handle.

According to some reports, the tennis star revealed about her engagement in 2019.

However, she never revealed his name.

Now it still remains a mystery whether Konstantin was the man Aryna was talking about in that interview, or she broke off her engagement to make a brand new start with the Belarusian former Ice Hockey player.

Social Media Presence

As a modern athlete, Aryna Sabalenka is active on almost all social media platforms with considerable followers.

She has over 375k Instagram, 50.1k Twitter, 25.4k TikTok, and 53k Facebook followers.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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She shares her vacation pictures, game updates, sponsored posts, and photography on all these platforms.

Unknown Facts About Aryna Sabalanka

  • Aryna represented her home country Belarus at the Junior Fed Cup in 2014. The team finished in sixth place.
  • She began her 2022 season at the 2022 Adelaide International 1.
  • Moreover, she entered 2021 on a nine-match winning streak at the Abu Dhabi Open as the fourth seed.
  • Aryna could not play at Indian Wells because of a positive Covid-19 test.
  • Furthermore, Aryna entered the Australian Open as the second seed.
  • Her serve can reach 124 miles per hour. In 2020, Aryna ranked third overall in terms of aces served at 165.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What is Aryna Sabalenka’s playing style?

Aryna is a baseliner.

She has a powerful serve, and her game is based around hitting the groundstroke winner.

What surface does Aryna like the most?

Sabalanks prefers playing on a hard surface and grass.

What happened at the Australian Open in 2018?

In 2018, at the Australian Open, the home crowd mocked her habit in a match against Ashleigh Barty.

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