Aryna Sabalenka

Dominant Sabalenka crushes Zheng to defend Australian Open title

An authoritative Aryna Sabalenka blew China's Zheng Qinwen off court on Saturday to successfully defend her Australian Open title -- the first woman to do so in more than a decade.

Sabalenka bids for Australian Open repeat against China's 'Queen Wen'

The Belarusian world number two has yet to drop a set in Melbourne this year

Sabalenka, Zheng prepare for ‘a great battle’

Aryna Sabalenka has blown all-comers off court on her march to the final of the Australian Open and China's Zheng Qinwen will need to produce something extraordinary to deprive her of back-to-back titles on Rod Laver Arena on Saturday.

Sabalenka beats Gauff to make Australian Open final

Formidable world number two Aryna Sabalenka blasted past Coco Gauff into the Australian Open final on Thursday to keep her title defence on track.

Australian Open / Sabalenka, Gauff surge into quarterfinals

Fourth seed Gauff, attempting to become the first woman to back up a US Open title with a Grand Slam win in Australia since Naomi Osaka in 2018-19, has been almost as impressive.

No handshakes as Sabalenka serves Ukraine's Tsurenko double bagel

Sabalenka ruthlessly handed 28th seed Tsurenko the dreaded "double bagel" in 52 minutes.

Rybakina demolishes Sabalenka to claim Brisbane title

Elena Rybakina will head to the Australian Open full of confidence after demolishing world number two Aryna Sabalenka in the Brisbane International final on Sunday.

Sabalenka thrashes Kenin to sail into China Open second round

World number one Aryna Sabalenka sailed into the second round of the China Open with an imperious 6-1, 6-2 defeat of Sofia Kenin on Sunday.

Sabalenka 'super motivated' to remain on top

Newly crowned world number one Aryna Sabalenka said Friday she is "super motivated" to finish the year in top spot as she prepares to compete in the China Open in Beijing.

September 7, 2023
September 7, 2023

US Open roasts players as Medvedev, Sabalenka advance

New York has been sweltering in a heatwave this week, with high humidity and temperatures at Flushing Meadows on Wednesday hitting 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit)

September 3, 2023
September 3, 2023

Alcaraz, Sabalenka romp into last 16

Alcaraz, looking to become the first man to successfully defend the title since Roger Federer in 2008, polished off British 26th seed Dan Evans 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in 3hr 11min

July 11, 2023
July 11, 2023

Sabalenka wants shield from 'hate' after Azarenka booing

Women's tennis chiefs on Monday pleaded with spectators to show "understanding and respect" when Ukraine players refuse to shake hands with Russian and Belarusian opponents in protest at the ongoing war in their country.

July 7, 2023
July 7, 2023

Sabalenka digs deep to reach Wimbledon 3rd round

Second seed Aryna Sabalenka recovered from a set down to beat France's Varvara Gracheva 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 and reach the last 32 at Wimbledon on Friday.

June 9, 2023
June 9, 2023

Muchova stuns Sabalenka to move into French Open final

Unseeded Karolina Muchova saved a match point before battling past second seed Aryna Sabalenka 7-6(5) 6-7(5) 7-5 on Thursday to reach the French Open final in thrilling fashion and end the Belarusian's dream of becoming world number one.

June 6, 2023
June 6, 2023

Svitolina accuses Sabalenka of 'inflaming' tensions with net stand-off

Elina Svitolina accused Aryna Sabalenka of deliberately "inflaming" the tense stand-off between Ukraine and Belarus players at the French Open on Tuesday by staring her down at the net.

June 6, 2023
June 6, 2023

Svitolina refuses to shake hands after defeat to Sabalenka

World number two Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus powered past Ukraine's Elina Svitolina 6-4 6-4 in a highly anticipated clash on Tuesday to reach the French Open semi-finals.

June 5, 2023
June 5, 2023

Djokovic, Alcaraz on track for French Open showdown

Aryna Sabalenka beat 2018 finalist Sloane Stephens 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 in a topsy-turvy encounter in the night session -- the first women's match to feature in the primetime slot this year.

June 2, 2023
June 2, 2023

Sabalenka powers into French Open second week

The Belarusian second seed is yet to drop a set in the tournament after a comfortable 6-2, 6-2 win against the world number 82.

May 31, 2023
May 31, 2023

Sabalenka powers into French Open third round

World number two Aryna Sabalenka cruised into the French Open third round on Wednesday with a straight-sets win over fellow Belarusian Iryna Shymanovich.

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