Sabalenka Starts 200th Week In Top 10 Despite Indian Wells Disappointment

Sabalenka Starts 200th Week In Top 10 Despite Indian Wells Disappointment

by Zachary Wimer

Aryna Sabalenka has been a very consistent player only for a while, but she's been a challenger for a while, and she's now begun her 200th week inside the Top 10.

It might not be the fastest achievement to reach, and it's certainly not the greatest, but it's a pretty significant one because it shows a consistency that's been present with Sabalenka for a while now.

She's been a very good player for a few years, even though she joined the elite ranks only last year. Her tremendous season saw her win her maiden Grand Slam trophy. She continued her good play this year, winning her second Grand Slam trophy in Melbourne in January.

Sabalenka entered the Top 10 for the first time at the end of January 2019. She did not spend much time in the Top 10 that year, though she didn't drop outside of the Top 20 either.

It was in 2021 that the Belarusian player truly cemented herself inside the Top 10, as her ranking kept improving throughout the year. Since then, she has become one of the best players in the world and certainly one of the most consistent ones.

Last year, she reached two Grand Slam finals, winning one. She nearly reached another one in Paris and had a good chance of making another one in London. Winning a trophy is hard, and winning a Grand Slam is hard, but none of it is as hard as remaining consistently on a high level.

Sabalenka has been doing it for years, and she just began her 200th week inside the Top 10, and since she's currently ranked as the world no. 2, she likely won't leave it anytime soon, even though after her recent Indian Wells disappointment, the world no. 1 spot just got a little more distant.


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