In an effort to address her serving issues, which have persisted for more than eight months, Aryna Sabalenka has recruited a biomechanic coach.
The 6th best ranked player in the world has earned a reputation on the Tour for consistently committing double faults. She has played 41 matches, and the WTA reports that she has committed 339 double faults, or eight per match. She produced 29 during her most recent competition, the Western and Southern Open.
Speaking recently Sabalenka confirmed that she's hired a specialist to try and fix the issue while working with her coach Dubrov as well.
“I changed a lot on my serve,” said Sabalenka. “I wouldn’t say the technique, I just worked with a biomechanic guy who is really good. He’s helping me as a coach with my serve, and we are working a lot on my serve and my game. So I think that’s why I kind of kept playing better.”
"We tried everything this season, and nothing really worked well for me with this serve. I think we just were looking for something that can help me. There were a lot of things that I was doing wrong on my serve.“Right now I think I’m on the right way to fix it. I’m working on a lot of stuff to fix my serve.”
The 24-year-old is now focusing on the US Open, where she made the semifinals a year ago. Compared to other Grand Slam competitions thus far in her career, she won 10 more main draw matches at the New York major than any other.