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Currently without a full-time coach; previously coached by Dmitry Tursunov and Didi Kindlmann... Started playing tennis when she was 6 by an accident when her father Sergey drove by the tennis courts and decided to give it a try... Loves her family and her young sister... Loves to laugh, has a sweet tooth and considers something sweet as a perfect present... Dreams of having a dog... Loves her grandmother’s cooking, and looks forward to her pancakes when she is away from home... She spends her time off with family, catching up with friends, or reading. Her favorite book is “The Count of Monte Cristo”... Favorite movies are Titanic, Home Alone, Never Back Down... Her role model is Roger Federer Facebook - sabalenkatennis Twitter - @SabalenkaA Instagram - sabalenka_aryna
Winner (7): 2020 - Doha, Ostrava; 2019 - Shenzhen, Wuhan, Zhuhai; 2018 - New Haven, Wuhan.
Finalist (4): 2019 - San Jose; 2018 - Lugano, Eastbourne; 2017 - Tianjin.
Winner (4): 2020 - Ostrava (w/Mertens); 2019 - Indian Wells, Miami, US Open (all w/Mertens); 2017 - 125/Taipei (w/Kudermetova).
Finalist (1): 2018 - Lugano (w/Lapko).
WTA 125K Series Titles - Singles (1): 2017- Mumbai.
Belarusian Fed Cup Team, 2016-20.
Career in Review
2019 - Second Top-20 season (finishing No.11; won three WTA titles at Shenzhen (d. Riske in final), Wuhan (d. Riske in final) and Zhuhai (d. Bertens in final); runner-up at San Jose (l. to S.Zheng); SF twice at St. Petersburg (l. to Bertens) and Strasbourg (l. to Yastremska); QF twice at Eastbourne (l. to Bertens) and Zhengzhou (l. to Martic); reached 4r once, 3r four times (incl. Australian Open) and 2r four times (incl . Roland Garros and US Open); fell 1r seven times (incl. Wimbledon); made Top-10 debut on January 28 (after Australian Open; rose from No.11 to No.10) and set career-high No.9 on February 4 (after St. Petersburg); won three WTA doubles titles, including maiden Grand Slam at US Open (all w/Mertens).
2018 - First Top-20 season (finishing No.11); won two WTA titles at New Haven (d. Suárez Navarro in final) and Wuhan (d. Kontaveit in final); runner-up at Lugano (l. to Mertens) and Eastbourne (l. to Wozniacki); SF at Cincinnati (l. to Halep); QF five times at Shenzhen (l. to Halep), Hobart (l. to Tsurenko), 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to Flipkens), Beijing (l. to Q.Wang) and Tianjin (l. to Bacsinszky); reached 4r at US Open, 3r twice and 2r once; fell 1r eight times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying twice; fell in RR at WTA Elite Trophy (1-1 record); having started season at No.78, made Top 20 debut on August 27 (after New Haven; rose from No.25 to No.20) and set career-high No.11 on October 8 (after Beijing).
2017 - Enjoyed career-best season, ending year ranked No.78 for first Top 100 finish; finished runner-up at Tianjin (l. to Sharapova in final); SF at Tashkent (l. to Babos); reached 2r twice (incl. Wimbledon); played first WTA main draw at Dubai (as qualifier, l. to Bondarenko in 1r); fell in qualifying nine times; played all three ties during Belarus’ run to its first Fed Cup final.
2016 - Played first WTA qualifying at Rabat; fell in qualifying on two other occasion (incl. US Open); also won two titles on ITF Circuit.
2015 - Won three singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2014 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2013 - Played one tournament on ITF Circuit.
2012 - Played first event of career on ITF Circuit in Belarus.