Aryna Sabalenka rewrites her season. The Belarusian tennis player wins the semifinal of the WTA Finals against the world number one Iga Swiatek and enters the final. In the final act of the tournament, staged at Fort North, she will face Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia, who won her own semifinal against Maria Sakkari.
The world number seven talked about the match played against the Pole and won in the third and decisive set. She said: "After the second set I went to the locker room for a few minutes and came back with very clear ideas: I had to be more aggressive and I always had to be focused.
Nothing else, that's all, basically. This mentality ended up helping me a lot. tonight. I confess that there were moments where I came up with some flashbacks from the past, this season, games where I started well and ended up losing."
In the final, she awaits her Caroline Garcia: "I think right now she is a totally different player than she was at the beginning of the season, she has a lot more confidence in herself and her game system than she is."
Aryna Sabalenka: "I choose Novak Djokovic, that's what"
Although Sabalenka's path to the Finals has not yet finished, the tennis player has already begun to take stock of what this year has been like: "I am proud of my season, of my team, who have supported me a lot.
I am also super proud to have been strong in a difficult time and to have continued to fight," she said after winning the last group match against Jessica Pegula. In this interview, the last question is about a celebrity she would like to play a tennis match with.
She is uncertain about giving an answer: "I'm not sure, I don't know, help me. I'd like to play mixed doubles with Djokovic!"