Aryna Sabalenka Is Headed to the US Open Semifinals: Find Out More About Her
Aryna Sabalenka, the 23-year-old pro tennis player from Belarus, is headed to the semifinals of the 2021 US Open. After defeating Barbora Krejčíková from the Czech Republic during Tuesday night's match, Sabalenka is on her way to potentially win her first Grand Slam singles title (although she won the 2019 US Open doubles and 2021 Australian Open doubles finals, both with partner Elise Mertens from Belgium).
Ranked number two by the Women's Tennis Association, Sabalenka is continuing with an impressive 2021 season. Keep reading to learn more about the Belarusian player.
Aryna Sabalenka Has 10 WTA Career Singles Titles
Although Sabalenka hasn't won a Grand Slam singles title yet, she does have 10 WTA singles titles to her name throughout her career, including the 2019 WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, China, the 2020 Ostrava Open in the Czech Republic, the 2021 Abu Dhabi Open, and the 2021 Madrid Open.
Aryna Sabalenka Has Two Tiger Tattoos
Sabalenka has a large tattoo of a tiger on her left arm and another large tattoo of a tiger on her upper left thigh. She was born in 1998, which is the year of the Tiger, and she said during an interview with the Tennis Channel that the tattoo on her arm reminds her to fight for each point.
Aryna Sabalenka Is on TikTok
Sabalenka posts fun videos to her TikTok page, saba_a05, where she has 14.7K followers.
Aryna Sabalenka Is Endorsed by Nike
Sabalenka has been endorsed by Nike for clothing and shoes since the beginning of her professional tennis career, and she's frequently seen sporting Nike apparel on and off the court.
Aryna Sabalenka Played in the Tokyo Olympics
Sabalenka represented Belarus in the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. She was ranked 17 going into the women's singles matches, and beat Magda Linette from Poland during the first round but lost to Croatian player Donna Vekić in the second round.