Sabalenka, who was ranked No.111 this time last year, is now perched at a career high of No.20 - the third player from Belarus to break the Top 20; after beating Petra Kvitova in the third round at Flushing Meadows, is poised to climb even higher (Getty)
September 2, 2018
Since becoming independent in 1991, Belarus has produced 11 Top 100 players - and the future looks even brighter, with three Belarusians making the third round at a major for the first time in history this week at the US Open, and Aryna Sabalenka still alive in the fourth round. Take a look at the country's past, present and future here.