Aryna Siarhieje Sabalenka is without a doubt one of the most well-known players in professional tennis right now, but she has also experienced her share of ups and downs over the years. She was after all comparatively unknown until 2017, but within a few years she shot up the ranks to reach as high as World #2 in singles, as was carefully noted in Netflix’s “Break Point.” Now that you know more about her, whether you just want to know more about her background, professional path, and present net worth, we’ve got the information you need for you.
How Did Aryna Sabalenka Earn Her Money?
Aryna Sabalenka was admittedly introduced to tennis by pure accident despite being born in May 1998 in the magnificent sporting capital of Minsk, Belarus, as the elder of two daughters of Yulia and Sergey Sabalenka. “One day, my [former professional ice hockey player] dad was just driving me somewhere in the car, and on the way, he saw tennis courts,” she frankly recalled in an interview with First Post back in November 2017. He then drove me to the courthouse. It was just how I liked and enjoyed it to be. That is how it all began… I enjoy the tennis lifestyle. My favourite part is being on the court.
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Aryna chose to concentrate on the U14 and U16 Tennis Europe Tours instead, therefore she didn’t start competing in any of the major events for the ITF’s Junior Circuit until she was 15 years old. Because of this, she was never given the chance to compete in any Junior Grand Slam events or other top-tier competitions, regardless of the playing style, and as a result, her career-high ranking at that time was just 225. The fact that she started practising at the National Tennis Academy in Minsk practically as soon as it opened in 2014 and turned professional the following year to showcase her aggressive style is therefore not surprising.
The fact that Aryna is 5’11” tall and possesses an exceptional serve, as well as having strong arms and a love for the game, give the impression that she is powerful. She naturally attracted a lot of attention when she started appearing regularly on international/WTA tours, especially when she started winning matches. Her first victory in a competitive match came in 2014, and she went on to win two $10k titles in quick succession, a $25k championship in 2015, two more $50k titles in 2016, as well as a lot of attention for her Fed Cup debut.
Then came Aryna’s rating as the #137 player in the world, her maiden WTA Tour main draw match, her Grand Slam debut, and numerous other possibilities to help her establish a reputation, which she did. The ebullient Belarusian actually let her racket speak for itself during the next years, reaching Round sessions at every Grand Slam and even taking home a few significant event titles. In 2019, she even surpassed the top-10 in singles and achieved a #2 doubles ranking with Elise Mertens, only to win three more WTA titles in 2020 despite the new rules brought about by COVID-19.
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However, 2021 may have been Aryna’s best year as a whole athlete since she won the Wimbledon and US Open semifinals and finished first in doubles and second in singles. After that, in 2022, she struggled internally due to the Russia-Ukraine war but nevertheless finished second at the WTA Finals and advanced to the US Open semifinal.
What is Aryna Sabalenka’s Net Worth?
With 19 career titles under her belt—13 in singles and six in doubles—including victories at the 2023 Australia Open and the 2023 Second Madrid, it is clear that Aryna has accomplished a lot in her career. In actuality, the 25-year-old has won at least $14 million in her ten years as an athlete considering that a first-round victory on the WTA Tours ostensibly guaranteed $100,000, the prize money for the Australia Open is close to $3 million, and semi-finalists of other Grand Slam tournaments secure around half of the same. Aryna’s net worth appears to be close to an incredible $16 million as of writing when taking into account all of her assets, costs, and additional income from sponsorships or partnerships.
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