Aryna Sabalenka’s Rise to World Number 1
In a remarkable turn of events, Aryna Sabalenka, despite her loss in the US Open final against Cori Gauff, has achieved the coveted world number 1 position for the first time in her career. This achievement speaks volumes about her determination and unwavering commitment to excellence.
The Key to Sabalenka’s Success
During a recent episode of Jimmy Connors’ podcast, “Advantage Connors,” Darren Cahill, the current coach of Jannik Sinner, shed light on the crucial factor behind Sabalenka’s remarkable progress. According to Cahill, it was her ability to take charge and shoulder the responsibility for her actions that propelled her towards success.
“Despite having a strong support system, Sabalenka’s true breakthrough came from her refusal to blame others. Instead, she took ownership of her mistakes, acknowledging that if she committed a double fault, it was her fault alone. This mindset drove her to seek improvement relentlessly, analyzing her performance on the practice courts to understand the root causes of her errors. Her dedication to becoming a better athlete has been truly inspiring.”
Published on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 5:42 p.m.