Earlier this week, tennis fans were disappointed to see so many top players drop out of the tournament with injury. However, all week long 20-year-old Aryna Sabalenka just kept playing and battling her way to the final.
She just may be one of the new young stars of this game.
Sabalenka went up against Carla Suarez Navarro in the finals, trying to win her first WTA title.
She was up 4-0 before most fans could event get in their seats.
A little later in the set she was strong from the baseline with the beautiful forehand for the winner. Sabalenka won the first set 6-1.
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Then in the second mach, Suarez Navarro played better. However at 3 all, Sabalenka was able to break her and take a 4-3 lead.
Sabalenka won the match 6-1 and 6-4, her first WTA title.
News 8 caught up with the champion after the match.
“I am so happy, like really happy, it’s the first title and I think the tiger helped me a lot,” said Sabalenka.
On being the potential to being number one in the world one day, she says she didn’t think about it, but is working towards it and hopes it will come one day.
With the win, Sabalenka will move into the top 20 in the world.