Aryna Sabalenka has been one of the most consistent players on the WTA Tour this season. The world number two ranked Belarusian has made it to the semifinals of Wimbledon and US Open 2021, and also claimed a WTA 1000 event earlier in the year.
However, despite her consistent performances, she has failed to lift a Grandslam title or make it to the finals of a major event. The second seed was defeated by Leylah Fernandez in three sets in a grueling semifinal battle at the Flushing Meadows. After almost all top seeds were knocked out of US Open 2021, Sabalenka was deemed as the top favorite to go all the way at Flushing Meadows this time around.
I will keep working and fighting hard: Aryna Sabalenka
Aryna Sabalenka remained upbeat despite her loss in the semifinals of US Open 2021. The second seed posted on her official Instagram account, stating that her time will come soon, and she would keep fighting hard.
Moreover, she stated that she does not bother about players who are doing better than her. What matters to her is the fact that she is a much more better and balanced player as compared to last year.
“I know it will come one day. I’ll keep working and keep fighting, believe. I don’t care who is doing better than me. I am doing better than I was last year. Thank you US Open for two incredible weeks,” wrote Sabalenka.
Aryna Sabalenka had a terrific run up till the semifinals of US Open 2021, where she dropped just one set. She defeated the reigning French Open champion, Barbora Krejcikova in straight sets in the quarterfinals, and asserted her authority right since the start.