Aryna Sabalenka is the new queen of the Australian Open. A success that gives him a lot of confidence for the rest of the season, after stopping three times in the semifinals, once at Wimbledon and twice at the US Open.
Thanks to this great start, the Belarusian also conquered her Best ranking, ranking second, behind the dominatrix Iga Swiatek.. The 24-year-old returned to the brightest moment of her career so far and she explained that her growth was also due to some painful defeats: Aryna explained: «It was like a dream, sometimes I felt like I would wake updisappointed that it wasn’t real.
I am very happy with this victory and due to my tennis level I had to fight hard for this trophy. Getting this win like this was amazing. I didn’t expect to cry, but many thoughts formed in my head, I felt very proud of myself and happy for my entire team.
It was the best moment of my life so far. I’ve been through some really tough times this past year, but they say everything happens for a reason, I just couldn’t figure out why. What did I do wrong to deserve this? Now that I have it, I finally get it..
I wouldn’t have won a Grand Slam without going through a tough time, I would definitely still be screaming or crying on the court instead of playing tennis.»
Aryna Sabalenka: «I feel like I’m on another planet»
He then added: «That’s why I’ve become a different player, I have become calmer on the court, I have begun to respect myself a little more..
Today I believe more in myself, that’s what helped me. In the past After losing the first set, I think I would have gone crazy with myself, to the point of easily giving him the second. But this time I kept fighting, forcing myself to move a little better, play a little deeper and catch the ball early to make her uncomfortable.
He just had to keep her moving, work on each point, but the main thing was to keep fighting. In a Grand Slam final nobody will make it easy for you. Winning a Grand Slam is a huge relief, but it’s also like a drug, I want to try again.
It motivates me a lot, I want to improve and be the best, I know I still have a lot to work on on the track. Right now I still need a couple of days to realize everything that happened, I feel like I’m on another planet, trying to figure out what just happened. This was the best morning of my life.»