The beautiful tennis player Sabalenka dreams of surpassing Sharapova, with only 2 common rivals at the table

(Sports news – Tennis news) Aryna Sabalenka brilliantly won the Australian Open 2024 championship. According to assessments, the Belarusian tennis player can completely conquer 5 Grand Slam titles in her career.

Video of Sabalenka defeating Qinwen Zheng in the 2024 Australian Open final:

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Sharapova’s goal of surpassing 5 Grand Slams

Aryna Sabalenka defended her Australian Open title so well that there was barely a “scratch” on her crown. Until defeating young Chinese player Qinwen Zheng 2-0 in the final, Sabalenka had won the tournament without losing a set.

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Sabalenka (left) aims for Sharapova’s 5 Grand Slam feat

Sabalenka’s advancement is shown through her achievements over the past year. Until 2023, Sabalenka had never once reached the final of a Grand Slam tournament. In the last 5 Grand Slam tournaments, she won twice in Australia, once reached the final at the US Open 2023, and also entered the finals of the 2023 US Open. reached the semi-finals of Roland Garros and Wimbledon last year.

Tennis World experts assess that in the current tennis world there are only two players at the same level as Sabalenka, those are Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff. Therefore, Sabalenka promises to win many more Grand Slams in her career.

Next May, Sabalenka will turn 26 years old. According to assessments, she can completely reach or surpass the mark of 5 Grand Slams that her senior Maria Sharapova has achieved in her career. According to statistics from 2000 to present, there are only 3 players who have won more than 5 Grand Slams, those are the Williams sisters Serena and Venus, besides Justine Henin.

Serena Williams won 10 Grand Slams in the decade of the 2000s and 12 major titles in the 2010s. Meanwhile, Venus Williams and Henin both won 7 Grand Slams in the 2000s. This parameter shows that, to How difficult it is to dominate modern women’s tennis today.

Currently, Iga Swiatek along with Naomi Osaka have won 4 Grand Slams. With Sabalenka, she had 2. The Belarusian tennis player’s goal is to surpass Sharapova. To do that, she must win three more major titles and this is not an easy task.

Sentimental girl

Sharing about her second consecutive victory in Australia, Sabalenka said: “I’m extremely happy to have won my second Slam. I really hope I can develop myself and improve the things that haven’t been done yet.” and keep winning.”

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Sabalenka is an emotional girl

Sabalenka admitted that she has changed in a positive direction: “Now I have become more open. I’m happy to have made new friends at the last tournament, like Paula Badosa. Before, I was a closed person and afraid to open up.”

Sabalenka herself understands that she has a great weakness, which is psychological. The Belarusian tennis player said: “It is difficult to control emotions when you are an emotional person and can get emotional all the time. Therefore, I worked hard to control myself well in each match.”

According to Sabalenka’s explanation, the defeat in the semi-finals of Roland Garros and Wimbledon last year was also because she lost emotional control. The 2024 Australian Open champion revealed: “Last year, I proved that I can play well on many surfaces. The two semi-finals of Roland Garros and Wimbledon were both very interesting.

I played against great players (Ons Jabeur at Wimbledon and Karolína Muchova at Roland Garros), and they played at an incredible level. But I have to admit that I was too emotional and the match ended (both lost 1-2). That’s really unfortunate.”

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