Predicting that Aryna Sabalenka will win another Grand Slam in 2024 is almost a given, because she's arguably the second-best player in the world behind Iga Swiatek.
She was certainly that for much of 2023, so expecting her to take another step forward is pretty normal. Obviously, tennis is more complicated than that, and simply because she had a good 2023 doesn't mean she'll have a good 2024 season.
There are certain events where she has more chances than others, with the Australian Open being one of them. She could also win the US Open and nearly did last year against Coco Gauff.
She was inches away from advancing to the Roland Garros final but couldn't quite get there. And Wimbledon has always been a good event for her.
According to former player Shriver, Sabalenka is a good pick anywhere but at the French Open because Paris seems too complicated with how Swiatek played there in recent years.
She seems to be built for the endurance part of this … she’s strong and she trains well. Her team has been through a lot with her and I feel there’s a lot of stability there. I think she has a pretty good chance at three of the four majors -- the only one I wouldn’t say is Iga’s best one, Roland Garros. But I think she can win Wimbledon and the two hard courts. I’d say it’s a very good chance she wins at least one.
We'll see pretty soon how things go because the 2024 season is upon us. Shrived could be proven right in less than two months, but we'll see. She's the defending champion, and that adds a bit more pressure.