'Sabalenka Games' make training fun for Aryna Sabalenka

Two-time Australian Open champion, Aryna Sabalenka, talks about her training hijinks

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Two-time Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka has a lot to smile about these days. She defended her title without dropping a set and was never in jeopardy of losing a match.

Sabalenka may be all business on the court, but a recent sneak peek at practice and training blocks with her team shows that she knows how to have fun off the court. Dancing is a central theme in that fun.

She was asked about her training and dancing, and Sabalenka laughed and called these antics the "Sabalenka Games."

Aryna Sabalenka dances, practices jiu jitsu, and has fun with her team in practice.

Ever since winning her maiden Grand Slam last year, Sabalenka had the weight of those expectations lifted off of her so we see the sillier side of her.

She dances with her team to Pit Bull's "Fireball." Then, the whole team does a celebratory dance by the trophy.

Her team is always involved in her training games. Check out this one before the final.

This one she called her effort to learn jiu jitsu.

Aryna Sabalenka puts in a lot of hard work off the court to prepare for the season, but it is so much fun to see her lighter side. It is a long tennis season, but Sabalenka has figured out how to get it started in the best way possible in both 2023 and 2024 with Grand Slam wins.

Sabalenka danced her way to this win and will keep dancing for days to come. We cannot wait to see her photoshoot with the trophy. Last year's was legendary.

Her smile and spirit are infectious and unique. She is good for the game and an excellent foil to the shy and more stoic personalities of Iga Swiatek and Elena Rybakina and the wiser than her age Coco Gauff.

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