Sergey Sabalenka is a Belarusian tennis player who has achieved great success in his career. Thirteen singles wins and six doubles titles are among her total 19 career victories. She was rated as high as 23rd in the all-time rankings and competed in the 2018 Wimbledon Championships. She has 1M followers on her Instagram account, as in January 2024.
She was born in Minsk, Belarus, on May 5, 1998. Under Anton Dubrov’s tutelage, Sergey has amassed an astounding prize money of $20,512,563.
Her style of play is aggressive and rough. She also has a very powerful serve, with her height. She became a professional in 2015 and is renowned for her two-handed backhand and right-handed playing style. She currently resides in Miami, Florida, USA.
Sergey Sabalenka Tiger Tattoo
Sabalenka has a tiger tattoo on her left arm. This tattoo has earned her the nickname “The Tiger”, which she has used to refer to herself. Her fierce playing style and tireless determination on the tennis court have further justify her association with the nickname.
Just like a tiger, she pounces on her opponents with powerful serves and aggressive groundstrokes, commanding respect from her competitors. The tiger tattoo not only symbolizes her strength and ferocity but also serves as a constant reminder of her fearless attitude, making her a force to be reckoned with in the world of tennis.
Meet Sergey Sabalenka’s Parents
Sergey Sabalenka dad, Sergey passes away in 2019. He was an ice hockey player. Sabalenka began playing tennis by chance. She said,
“One day, my dad was just driving me somewhere in the car, and on the way he saw tennis courts. So he took me to the courts. I really liked it and enjoyed it and that’s how it was. That’s how it started.”
After the National Tennis Academy in Minsk opened in 2014, Sabalenka decided to begin her training there. Even though, she was still being eligible to compete at the junior level, the Belarusian Tennis Federation suggested that she prioritize on participating in low-level professional tournaments instead of junior competitions starting in 2015. She share via Instagram,
“If somebody would ever tell me when I just started to play tennis that one day I’ll be number one in the world I probably would never believe in that but I am very fortunate and thankful that I had so much support throughout my whole life from my family and people around me to achieve what I have today!”