Aryna Sabalenka

Sabalenka Is Finding Winning Solutions At US Open

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, September 8, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Aryna Sabalenka has been nothing if not consistent during this year’s US Open, winning five straight. Her 43 victories this season put her at the top of the WTA leader board. Now, […]

Sabalenka Reaches Eighth 2021 Quarterfinal At Montreal

MONTREAL/WASHINGTON, August 13, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) With both Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka, the number one and two-ranked players in the world absent from this week’s WTA 1000 Omnium Banque Nationale in Montreal, attention has shifted to World No. […]

Sabalenka Dances With Power, Wins Madrid Title

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 8, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) In the end, Aryna Sabalenka celebrated her Mutua Madrid Open title inside La Caja Mágica with a smile, a stylish power pop dance move and a new career-high ranking. What will the Belarusian […]

Year By Year, Kontaveit Closer To Stuttgart Title

STUTTGART/WASHINGTON, April 23, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, the WTA’s annual kickoff to the European red clay season, has reached the quarterfinal round. On Friday, there are four quality matches that will pare the field down […]

Absolute Battle Goes To Muguruza In Doha

DOHA/WASHINGTON, March 3, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) On a mostly clear, warm (21º C) late-winter evening in Doha, along the Persian Gulf, a championship-calibre match between two Top 20 stars broke out at on Center Court of the Khalifa International […]

Goodbye Australia, Hello Doha & Dubai

DOHA/WASHINGTON, March 1, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) As the WTA Tour waves goodbye to Adelaide and the Australian Swing, it says hello to back-to-back Middle East tournaments in Doha and Dubai. The WTA 500 Qatar Total Open begins its 19th […]

Mertens, Sabalenka Win Second Major Together

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 19, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The second-seeded team of Elise Mertens of Belgium and Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus won the Australian Open women’s doubles title, their second Grand Slam crown as a team, Friday afternoon on Rod Laver […]

Under Pressure, Sabalenka Is Delivering Her Best

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 12, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) On Day Five at the Australian Open, a Friday filled with plenty of star power provided by the lower half of the women’s draw – World No. 2 Simona Halep, No. 3 Naomi […]

By The Numbers, Third Straight WTA Title For Sabalenka

WASHINGTON, January 13, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Clearly, Aryna Sabalenka is in the zone. Without doubt, she’s playing the best tennis of her professional career. On a bright Wednesday afternoon, the 22-year-old native of Minsk, Belarus, affirmed this as she […]

Kudermetova, Sabalenka Win With Power and Enjoyment

WASHINGTON, January 12, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Blink your eyes and you might have missed a brilliant semifinal performance given by Aryna Sabalenka Tuesday afternoon against Maria Sakkari in Abu Dhabi. It was complete, filled with just the right mixture of power […]