Aryna Sabalenka is a 21-year-old player from Belarus. She is currently ranked 6th in the doubles rankings and has enjoyed success in the WTA tournaments as well as with the Belarus Fed cup team. In singles, she is ranked 13th. Here are some facts about the Belarusian tennis star.
Family and background
Sabalenka was born on 5th May 1998 in the city of Minsk Belarus. Her father is Sergey Sabalenka. Sabalenka started playing tennis at the age of 6 when her father was driving by a tennis court and they decided to give the sport a try. “One day, my dad was just driving me somewhere in the car, and on the way, he saw tennis courts. So he took me to the courts. I really liked it and enjoyed it and that’s how it was. That’s how it started.” She did not look back and in 2012 she played her first ITF circuit tournament in Belarus. Sabalenka plays right-handed. She is 5ft and 11inches tall which around 1.82 meters. Sabalenka currently resides in Belarus.
Career rise and success
After playing her first ITF circuit tournament in 2012, Sabalenka won 3 singles titles and one doubles title in the ITF circuit in 2015. The year 2017 was when she would grab the tennis world’s attention by leading the Belarus team to the final of the Fed Cup. Though they were defeated in the final by the United States team, Sabalenka and teammate Aliaksandra Sasnovich received high praise for reaching the finals which were played in their home country despite both being ranked outside the top 75 women tennis players at the time. Sabalenka has since achieved a career-high number 9 singles ranking in February this year. She has won three WTA titles with the highlight being the 2018 Wuhan Open. Sabalenka has also recorded upset victories against high-level opponents such as former world number one Caroline Wozniacki.
Boyfriend Matvei Bozhko
Sabalenka is dating her boyfriend Matvei Bozhko. Matvei is a professional hockey player from Belarus. He was born on January 10th, 1996. He is a hockey player that started his professional career with Shakhter Soligorsk-2 in 2013. Later he signed with Wenatchee Wild of the NAHL before joining Serebryanye Lvy St. Petersburg in 2015. In 2017 he was playing hockey for HK Mogilev in Belarus. Sabalenka and Matvei enjoy a good relationship and try to maintain a low profile although often post pictures on social media. Sabalenka has posted some pictures on Instagram where she and Matvei appear to be having a good time.
Top and hot pictures on Instagram
These are Aryna’s top pictures on Instagram
Aryna Sabalenka’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.13, Aryna played her last match on the 29th of August when she surrendered to Yulia Putintseva 6-3 7-63 in the 2nd round in U.S. Open.
This year the Belarussian has a 25-19 win-loss record. Sabalenka conquered 1 title in Shenzhen. Aryna was the finalist in San Jose.