Tag: Aryna Sabalenka

Caroline Garcia Downs Aryna Sabalenka to Win WTA Finals

Caroline Garcia earned the biggest championship of her career on Monday, Nov. 7, capturing the WTA Finals with a 7–6 (4), 6–4 win over Aryna Sabalenka in Fort Worth, Texas. Garcia, a 29-year-old France native who was seeded sixth, has never been to a Grand Slam final, but she now owns 11 WTA Tour event…


Sabalenka Stuns Swiatek, Faces Garcia for WTA Finals Title

FORT WORTH, Texas—Aryna Sabalenka stood stoically ever so briefly, before crouching for an emphatic fist pump to go with a scream. Yeah, the seventh-ranked woman in the eight-player WTA Finals couldn’t hide the emotion, because she knew exactly what she had done. Sabalenka ended world No. 1 Iga Swiatek’s 15-match winning streak against top-10 opponents,…


Wimbledon’s Ban: Mingling Sport and Politics

Commentary The organisers of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, which will be held from June 27 to July 10, announced that Russian and Belarussian tennis players would be banned from participating in the iconic tennis tournament. This means that Russian players, Daniil Medvedev, the number two tennis player in the world and a former U.S. Open…


Sabalenka Stunned at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif.—World number three Aryna Sabalenka suffered a shock loss in her first match at Indian Wells on Saturday, falling to Italian Jasmine Paolini 2–6 6–3 6–3 in the second round. The Belarusian committed eight double faults and converted just three of her nine break point opportunities on a hot day in the Southern…


‘Somehow I Found a Way’—Djokovic Wins Again at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England—Any lapse by Novak Djokovic is brief. When the world’s No. 1 player double-faulted on his first two points in a tiebreaker Friday, he quickly regrouped to close out a victory over American qualifier Denis Kudla, 6–4, 6–3, 7–6 (7). “Somehow I found a way to win,” Djokovic said. As usual. He improved to…


Sabalenka Wins Madrid Open; Zverev Faces Berrettini in Final

MADRID—Aryna Sabalenka is glad she changed her mind about playing at the Madrid Open. Two weeks after nearly withdrawing from the tournament because of a muscle injury, Sabalenka was standing on center court with the winner’s trophy in her hands on Saturday. Sabalenka defeated top-ranked Ash Barty 6-0, 3-6, 6-4 for her 10th WTA title—and…