Aryna Sabalenka: A few dows after the sparks, but she will improve a lot


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Aryna Sabalenka: A few dows after the sparks, but she will improve a lot

Aryna Sabalenka, twenty-one-years-old, is certainly one of the most enjoyable and reliable realities of the WTA Tour, and certainly one of the tennis players who will dominate the women's Tour for years to come. She is part of a group of tennis players that also includes Amanda Anisimova, Bianca Andreescu, Dayana Yastremska, Sofia Kenin, Daria Kasatkina, Anastasija Potapova and Marketa Vondrousova, all who are the next future of women's tennis.

Sabalenka had a great time between 2018 and the beginning of 2019 when her progress was matched with excellent performances and positive results. It is no coincidence that she, despite her young age, has already won three WTA titles in the women's singles and she has already completed the Sunshine Doubles in the women's doubles, along with Elise Mertens.

However, after the victory in Shenzhen, a good third round at the Australian Open, the semi-final in St. Petersburg and the ninth place in the WTA Ranking, her season in the women's singles had some ups and downs. Normal, considering the age and all the efforts made to arrive at this point.

After a series of weeks in which she also suffered some physical problems, she managed to come back to play a semi-final, in Strasbourg, losing to Dayana Yastremska, in one of the challenges we will often see in the near future, like the one against Amanda Anisimova, at the second round of the French Open, won by the US player, who had eliminated her young rival also at the Australian Open.

Probably the beginning of the grass season will be a great chance for her, who expresses her best tennis on fast surfaces. If on grass, we can see her real technical and psychological improvements, she will have to rise her performances from the summer on the North American hard-courts, up to the Autumn on indoor-courts.

From the US Open onwards she will also have to defend many points, and it will not be easy against all her opponents. She will have to improve in the management of choices and pressure in the important moments of the match, in order to find continuity and regularity in the results and in the performances.

It is however clear that certainly, if she should respect all the expectations that the media, insiders and fans have about her, then the WTA Tour will have a big star ready to give the best of herself, especially on fast surfaces.