01 Jan 1970
Aliaksandra Sasnovich started playing at age 9, introduced to tennis by her father, though she had practiced Taekwondo for a couple of years when she was younger.
She played the first event of her career at 2009 ITF Minsk 2, and made her WTA qualifying debut at 2013 Brussels. In 2014, she made WTA main draw debut at US Open and reached the second-round (as qualifier, l. eventual R-Up Wozniacki). That year she won the 11th and most recent singles title on ITF Circuit.
The Belarusian ended 2015 season at No.103. That year she reached her first WTA final, at Seoul (as qualifier, l. Begu) being one of four qualifiers to reach a WTA final in 2015. Sasnovich made her Top 100 debut on September 8.
Her 2016 season was highlighted by the quarter-finals run at Tokyo [PPO]: there, she won three rounds of qualifying before defeating Wickmayer and No.6 Ka.Pliskova before losing to eventual finalist Osaka.
Sasnovich posted career-best finish in 2017 at No.87, completing the first Top 100 finish of her career. Season highlights included the semifinals run in Biel and a quarter-finals appearance at Moscow. She played all three ties during Belarus’ run to its first Fed Cup final and posted a 5-1 record, including win over No.13 Stephens in final.
In 2018, Sasnovich claimed her second career WTA final and first at a Premier tournament at Brisbane, as a qualifier: she defeated No.11 Mladenovic and No.16 Sevastova en route to final (l. No.6 Svitolina). She reached the third-round for the first time at a major at Australian Open (l. Garcia). Following that run, she achieved career-high ranking of No.46.
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