At the 2023 Stuttgart Open, Aryna Sabalenka jokingly said that her boyfriend Konstantin Koltsov seemed to have more access than she had.
For the 45th running of the famous Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Sabalenka is in Stuttgart. The dates for this WTA 500 competition are April 17–April 23, 2023. Koltsov, who is there to offer continuous support during her campaign, is with the World No. 2 at all times.
What did Aryna Sabalenka post?
Aryna Sabalenka posted a photo of her and Koltsov’s Stuttgart Open Access cards on social media on Sunday, April 16. Even though Sabalenka was playing, the image showed that Koltsov had been given greater access rights.
Sabalenka shared the image on her Instagram story, with the caption, “Why he has more access than I do?”
While this was obviously meant to be a joke, one may wonder whether there could be other reasons as well.
Koltsov, Sabalenka’s lover, is a retired Belarusian ice hockey player. He spent three seasons as a player with the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins. Additionally, in both 2002 and 2010, he represented his home country of Belarus at the Winter Olympics.
Even though Sabalenka and Koltsov’s precise date of their meeting is still unknown, they have been dating for a while. Their first Instagram post together was published in June 2021.
Sabalenka’s form, struggles, and upcoming games
This year, Aryna Sabalenka has won an incredible 20 games while losing only three. The second-ranked Belarusian is aiming to continue her incredible consistency as the clay season approaches by concentrating on her own game and blocking out any outside distractions.
Last year, Sabalenka had trouble gaining stability on the red clay. Her campaign got off to a shaky start when she unexpectedly lost in the first round of the Madrid Open. She recovered, though, and performed well in Italy, where she advanced to the semifinals. Sadly, she lost in the third round of the French Open, ending her impressive run.
Superstar tennis player Aryna Sabalenka also shared her feelings about how she faced hate in the Women’s Tennis Association locker room. The current world No. 2 described that other players were not talking to her due to the Russia-Ukraine war that her home nation Belarus hasn’t condemned. This has however not held her back from winning games.
After receiving a first-round bye at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Aryna Sabalenka will start her campaign there in the second round. On Wednesday, the defending champion of the Australian Open will play either Liudmila Samsonova or Barbora Krejcikova.