Aryna Sabalenka was asked about her tiger tattoo at the Zhuhai's WTA Elite Trophy. The Belarusian said: "I think I'm going to answer on this questions like every tournament, but, okay, I got it when I was 18 or 19, I think 18, and it's tiger because I was born in the year of the Tiger.
And that was the first one and the last one, I don't want to make another one. I hope I'll not do it (laughing)." Sabalenka won three tournaments this year, including Zhuhai, all of them in China. "For the next season I would like to win somewhere else instead of China, but also I would like to keep winning in China.
But I'm just really happy with this title and with the finish of my singles season, it's really impressive." Asked how she will celebrate her title, Sabalenka replied: "I don't know, maybe like always take some sweets over there, but I can't, because I play tomorrow.
But, I don't know, I'm just happy and it's, I don't need to celebrate, I'm happy inside so that's more important. But maybe I'll eat something, something like sweets or pizza or burger, I don't know (laughing).
I think I played a little bit more aggressive the last two times and stayed calm from the beginning until the end. That's helped me a lot to break her serve and to be consistent on the game. I don't know, I just stayed focused on each point and tried to keep this calm atmosphere inside of me, if I can say it like that.
But, yeah, that was the only thing different." On how her coach Dmitry Tursunov is helping her, Sabalenka added: "I think that's where you saw that we found a way how to work together and try to adjust to each other and it's helped us to stay positive and to focus on the positive things and just to try to keep going.
Because, I mean, like you said, our collaboration is really good and it's working really well and I don't really want to lose him as a coach, like it's works really well, why should I try to find someone else. So, yeah, we just tried to fix all the problems that we had and I think we did it well."