Aryna Sabalenka after the WTA Finals: "I will not thank my team!"

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Aryna Sabalenka after the WTA Finals: "I will not thank my team!"
Aryna Sabalenka after the WTA Finals: "I will not thank my team!"

Aryna Sabalenka was close to winning the WTA Finals after a season of ups and downs. Despite the group defeat against Maria Sakkari, the Belarusian tennis player had managed to put an end to Iga Swiatek's stratospheric year.

Iga is super number one in the world, two-time Grand Slam champion and returning from sixty-three victories in the seventy games played in the WTA Tour. Sabalenka tried to analyze the situation and above all to highlight the goals for next season after Caroline Garcia's 7-6 (4) 6-4, essentially perfect at managing the two most critical moments of the challenge.

In the deciding game early in the second set. In conference press she said: "I probably lowered the intensity level slightly between the tie break and the start of the second set. That's it, I don't really think there is more to say about the match.

I did what I could in every single moment of the match, he simply played a fantastic game and won."

Sabalenka jokes: "I will not thank my team for double faults!"

Then she added: "There are a lot of things to be proud of.

I am happy with how I served and I know this will help me to be calmer during the off season and during the next season. I know service is no longer a problem after the work we have done. I can commit a few double faults, sure, but I also know that I can always aces and that I have a lot of weapons available in my game, in return and also from the baseline.

Of course I will not thank my team for committing so many double faults! Joke, of course, we have done an incredible job over the past twelve months and I can only thank them for the goals we have achieved together. I was hoping to end the season in another way, but I'm satisfied anyway." Sabalenka will restart in 2023 with the Australian swing, during which she will try to get the best, especially at the Australian Open.

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