Aryna Sabalenka lost to Caroline Garcia in the WTA Finals final but she was accepting of the defeat believing being a good person is more important.
Aryna Sabalenka was defeated in the championship match by Caroline Garcia, who played another outstanding match, and the Belarusian graciously accepted her loss. Despite losing in the final, she was unexpectedly upbeat after the game.
"I learned how to lose this season," began Sabalenka adding: "Before I used to be super aggressive after tough losses and now I can accept the loss. I think for me that's really important because it's not only about tennis. It's also about being a good person. I feel like I'm becoming a better person and this is the most important thing."
Sabalenka has had a difficult year. She has lost a lot of matches this year—likely more than ever before—and it has helped her become more professional:
"I can lose, I can learn, and I can move on and keep working. Before [after losses], I was out for the week. I was practicing, but I wasn’t there because I was thinking a lot about the last match. Basically, I’m getting more professional."