“I wasn’t where I was supposed to end up,” Aryna Sabalenka’s coach Jason Stacy shares his journey of self-discovery through pain, days after the Belarusian’s ex-boyfriend meets horrible fate

Stacy wants people to accept that they are in a difficult situation even if it looks terrifying at some point.


“I wasn’t where I was supposed to end up,” Aryna Sabalenka’s coach Jason Stacy shares his journey of self-discovery through pain, days after the Belarusian’s ex-boyfriend meets horrible fate

Konstantin Koltsov, Jason Stacy, Aryna Sabalenka (Images via X)

World no. 2 tennis star Aryna Sabalenka‘s ex-boyfriend, Konstantin Koltsov, died of an “apparent suicide” on March 18 in Miami. Koltsov’s death left the tennis star with a broken heart, though they were no longer together when the former ice hockey player died. Days after his death, Sabalenka’s coach, Jason Stacy, shared his journey of self-discovery.

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In a video on Instagram, Jason Stacy, the coach who rose to fame following his Australian Open antics with the WTA star, explained how he imparts knowledge to other people to help them deal with difficult situations. He listed out ways to become more self-aware.

Was sharing my experience and trying to help people. Understanding like hey you know what life is tough. But as you can get through it, you know there are lots of ways of managing your way through it and learning how to… you know be more self-aware. Listening to your gut, understanding people's intentions, and how to manage your own emotions.
Jason Stacy said on Instagram

Stacy also wants people to accept that they are in a difficult situation even if it looks terrifying at some point. He believes navigating through these difficult situations has made him help others, like athletes, other coaches, family and friends, and leaders of different industries.

I guess call it experience. Because was some of it really scary stuff. You know it was very scary, but while I was going through all that, I think back on a time, and it was like I felt like I always had this gut feeling like I knew it wasn't where I was supposed to end up.
Jason Stacy added

Watch the video here:

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Aryna Sabalenka suffered shock in the Miami Open

Just a couple of days after ex-boyfriend Konstantin Koltsov’s death, Aryna Sabalenka‘s campaign in the Miami Open ended after she lost to 36th-ranked Anhelina Kalinina in the third round. After storming past her friend Paula Badosa, Sabalenka won six games against Kalinina, losing by a scoreline of 4-6, 6-1, 1-6.

Aryna Sabalenka
Aryna Sabalenka (Image via X)

Sabalenka’s Indian Wells campaign also ended in disappointment as the Belarusian was stunned by Emma Navarro in the fourth round 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. Before Indian Wells, the 25-year-old was knocked out by Donna Vekic in the Dubai Tennis Championships.

Sabalenka could progress into the finals two times this year, in the Brisbane International and the Australian Open. Though Elena Rybakina destroyed the Belarusian in Brisbane, the latter defended her title by beating China’s Qinwen Zheng in the Australian Open final.

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