Aryna Sabalenka is one of the brightest young stars in tennis after winning a major title at the Australian Open in January 2023.
Sabalenka won over $2 million in prize money for her impressive title win in Melbourne.
In the year It was a major windfall for the top player, who missed out on the 2022 Wimbledon tournament due to bans on players from her native Belarus and Russia.
Sabalenka is known to be in a relationship with former NHL star Konstantin Koltsov, the tennis star is from Minsk.
She has a famous tattoo of a tiger on her left arm, which is the year of her birth, 1998, which is the year of the tiger in the cyclical Chinese zodiac.
As a Belarusian player, she could not attract many Western fans as sponsors.
However, Sabalenka is drafted by Nike and has her racquets supplied by Wilson, both of whom maintain commercial deals with the star for an undisclosed fee.
Sabalenka made her debut on the WTA Tour in 2018 with her daughter WTA 1000 at the Wuhan Open, Sabalenka defended that title in 2019 and will technically be the defending champion when the event returns to the tour in 2023.
She started playing tennis at the age of six and her first successes on the WTA tour came as a teenager.
Sabalenka won her first Grand Slam at the age of 24 and is expected to have a long and successful career.
She credits her work with a biomechanics coach for getting her game back on track after struggling with a double fault.
“I worked really hard. Even when my serve was a disaster, I worked a lot on my serve. I kept trying, I kept believing, I kept changing. Then I worked on biomechanics,” Sabalenka told reporters in January 2023.
“I thought it was my (my) thinking, but it wasn’t. We’ve changed a lot of things about how we work on my service. We tried a lot of different things.
It helped me a lot at the end of the season when I started working with the biomechanics guy.
“We watched a lot of videos. He was only showing what was not right about my service,” Sabalenka added.
“I am very happy that this has happened to me in my ministry. Before I wasn’t really open to that. I say, ‘You know what, my service is good, I don’t want to change anything.’
“Honestly, even when my serve was working, it wasn’t quite right… In that moment, I was open anyway. I was like, ‘Please, somebody help me fix this…’ I learned a lot about my service,” Sabalenka concluded.
Aryna Sabalenka net worth
According to reliable estimates, Aryna Sabalenka has a net worth of $16 million in 2023.
Sabalenka occupies a complex position as a prominent sports figure in Belarus and has been criticized for not taking a strong stand on some issues.
In the year In 2020, she spoke of violence against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
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