Tennis is always looking for it’s next best thing and one player to keep an eye on is Aryna Sabalenka.
The 20-year-old was looking for a spot in the semi-finals at the Connecticut Open on Thursday and she got it.
She may be the fastest rising star on the tour right now.
Sabalenka says she is a little crazy on the court.
On Thursday afternoon, she took on Belinda Bencic. After playing nearly a three hour match on Wednesday she needed just two sets to advance on Thursday.
She is the 25th player in the world right now, her ranking sure to go up after this week.
Sabalenka wears here emotions on her sleeve and she also wears a tattoo on her forearm. She says harnessing her emotions on the court is part of what she’s working on.
“Sometimes I enjoy being like this, just to show people some emotion, to have fun on the court,” said Sabalenka.
She is playing Julia Gorges in the semi-finals on Friday.
Watch the video above for more of News 8’s interview with Sabalenka.