The game translates to clay
Clay will never be her best surface, but Sabalenka continues to improve on the terre battue. With today’s win she improves to 10-2 on the season, and 46-22 lifetime on clay. She has yet to break through to the second week at Roland-Garros, but all the tools are in place to take her there – and beyond.
Today the 25-year-old explained why she's set up for success on the Parisian clay in 2023.
“It used to be tougher because probably physically I wasn't ready for these kind of courts, because it's slower so you have to play longer points, so you have to be physically strong," Sabalenka said after her win.
"I worked a lot over last years to improve this part of my game. I think right now I'm ready more than ever for these kind of courts."
Watching her dominate Kostyuk, it’s easy to see how Sabalenka can thrive in Paris this year. The 2023 version of Sabalenka is ready to grind it out, and it bodes well for her chances.