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Aryna Sabalenka wins Abu Dhabi Open for third consecutive title on WTA tour | Tennis News


Aryna Sabalenka’s last defeat came in the third round of Roland Garros in October; she has since won WTA tour tiles in Ostrava, Linz and now Abu Dhabi; the 22-year-old will travel to the Australian Open as world No.7

Last updated: 13/01/21 14:52 pm

Aryna Sabalenka won her third consecutive title and 15th consecutive game

Aryna Sabalenka got her 2021 season off to a good start, winning the Abu Dhabi Open on Wednesday and extending her winning streak to 15 matches.

After finishing 2020 with end-of-season trophies in Ostrava and Linz, Sabalenka started his new campaign in the same spirit in Abu Dhabi.

It was the ninth overall title for fourth-seeded Sabalenka, who is expected to climb to 7th in the world when the WTA rankings are updated on Monday.

Sabalenka says her biggest dream is to win a Grand Slam

Sabalenka says her biggest dream is to win a Grand Slam

“I was doing everything I could in every game from the start and I’m really happy to start this season with a title,” Sabalenka told the media at her post-match press conference.

“Every final is really something special, and I would say the finals are a different competition. This final was really cool, and I would say a really quick game.

“I’m really happy to keep winning and will do everything I can to keep winning. Nobody likes to lose.

“I’m really proud to fight no matter what. Some matches I didn’t feel my serve, some matches I didn’t feel my forehand or backhand, but I would just keep fighting, finding my shots, and that’s what I’m really proud of and really happy about this title. “

She is now heading to Melbourne for the first Grand Slam of the year at the Australian Open next month.

“My biggest dream is to win a Grand Slam. I think we all have the same dream, so nothing really special,” Sabalenka said with a smile.

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