Aryna Sabalenka

Swiatek Wins Fourth Straight WTA Title, First In Stuttgart

STUTTGART/WASHINGTON, April 24, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) Sunday’s WTA 500 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix final between a pair of Top-5 stars, World No. 1 Iga Swiatek of Poland and World No. 4 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, was the culmination of […]

Sabalenka, Badosa Set Up Stuttgart Semifinal Showdown

STUTTGART/WASHINGTON, April 22, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) Aryna Sabalenka beat Anett Kontaveit a year ago in the quarterfinal round of the WTA 500 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart. Since then, the World No. 6 Kontaveit has been lights out […]

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 […]