Aryna Sabalenka claims she’s a ‘target’ for everyone being the World No. 1 as Iga Swiatek comes chasing her rank at the WTA Finals 2023
Aryna Sabalenka is ready to fight for the WTA Finals title.
Aryna Sabalenka (Image Credits: AP)
World No.1 Aryna Sabalenka opened up on how she sees her chances in the WTA finals 2023 being the main target of the other contenders for the prestigious season-ending tournament. The Belarusian is currently leading the world rankings by a margin of around 600 points over Iga Swiatek and there are chances for the Polish to overcome this deficit in the 1500 points WTA Finals.
As Sabalenka talked about her chances in the WTA finals press conference, it was evident that the Belarusian knew what her opponents must be thinking before the match-up with her.
It's no different, to be honest. I think the ranking is just that, a ranking. Nothing is changing, I still have to work hard, I still have to bring my best tennis on the field.
Sabalenka continued on the need to focus on harder work to keep her reach the first ever year-ending World No.1 ranking.
And I think I have to work more, because right now I feel like I'm a target for everyone. I keep working hard to try to improve.
Aryna Sabalenka is one of the top favorites to clinch the WTA Finals title
The Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka is one of the top favorites to win the title based on her current form and big-match performances. It will be interesting to see how the World No.1 player can handle the pressure of being one of the hot favorites of the tournament.
Apart from Sabalenka, the Polish World No.2 Iga Swiatek, World No.3 Coco Gauff, and World No.4 Elena Rybakina are the biggest favorites here.
Sabalenka’s will also be having to deal with an in-form Ons Jabeur in the tournament. The Tunisian star was able to reach the finals of Wimbledon before failing to Marketa Vondrousova. So she will be trying to eventually win her first big title this season.
Sabalenka is the current Australian Open champion and US Open runner-up. In all the other Slams, she was not able to move past the semi-finals. This time the Belarusian will be looking to get past the hurdles and eventually win her first WTA Finals title.
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