MINSK, 13 January (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko congratulated Aryna Sabalenka, a member of the Belarus national tennis team, on her victory at the Abu Dhabi WTA Women's Tennis Open, BelTA learned from the press service of the head of state.
"This triumph in Abu Dhabi was a true gift for all Belarusians on the eve of the Old New Year. We proudly follow an impressive series of your victories and believe that commitment, diligence and iron will will definitely lead you to the top – No.1 in the world," the message of greetings reads.
Aleksandr Lukashenko wished Aryna Sabalenka good health and new achievements to the glory of Belarus.
World number 10 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus clinched the season-opening singles title at the Abu Dhabi WTA Women's Tennis Open on 13 January. The Belarusian earned the ninth WTA singles title of her career as she eased past Veronika Kudermetova of Russia 6-2, 6-2 in the Abu Dhabi final.
Now Aryna Sabalenka is projected to reach a new career-high ranking of World No.7.