She stormed to her biggest career title in September - and earned your votes in a landslide to be named WTA Player of the Month.
WTA Staff
October 8, 2018

She stormed to her biggest career title in the month of September, and you rewarded Aryna Sabalenka for it.

The 20-year-old Belarusian nabbed nearly 80 percent of the fan vote en route to being named the WTA Player of the Month for September. 

Listen: Champions Corner: 'Fearless' Aryna Sabalenka relishing the work

She won six matches at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open to double her number of career titles.

That streak included another Top 10 victory over Elina Svitolina in the second round, and didn't drop a set in her last four matches.

She also defeated American Sofia Kenin, Dominika Cibulkova, and 2017 runner-up Ashleigh Barty to reach the final, where she came out the victor in an all-unseeded affair against Estonia's Anett Kontaveit. 

Read more: 'This is one of my favorite places to play' - Sabalenka storms to Wuhan title

The Belarusian rose to a career-high ranking of World No.16 as a result of the win, and her triumph placed her ahead of Tokyo champion Karolina Pliskova and runner-up Naomi Osaka in the fans' favor. 

Final Results for September's WTA Player of the Month

1. Aryna Sabalenka 
2. Naomi Osaka
3. Karolina Pliskova 


How it works:

Finalists are selected by wtatennis.com
Winner is then determined by a fan vote on wtatennis.com
 

Previous WTA Players of the Month for 2018
January: Simona Halep
February: Petra Kvitova
March: Naomi Osaka
April: Karolina Pliskova
May: Simona Halep
June: Petra Kvitova
July: Angelique Kerber
August: Naomi Osaka