Aryna Sabalenka reveals Novak Djokovic sent her “the funniest” congratulatory message after she reached the world No 1 spot for the first time in her career. Following Iga Swiatek’s US Open round-of-16 loss, 25-year-old Sabalenka secured the world No 1 spot for the first time in her career.
After Sabalenka defeated Daria Kasatkina on Monday, she revealed that “a lot of people and players” congratulated her but it was Djokovic’s message that was the funniest.
“Yeah, very nice from Ons.
After her tough loss, she gave me five. She was still upset, but she still come to me and congratulate me. I love this girl. She’s amazing. I think she’s the best. I mean, I got a lot of messages, a lot of support from a lot of people, players.
The funniest one was from Djokovic because he also became world No 1, will become world No 1, after US Open. Someone mentioned us with this funny sunglasses from the US Open. He just send me like, Smile if you will become world No 1 soon.
It was the funniest one, I would say,” Sabalenka said.
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Sabalenka, who became a Grand Slam champion at this year’s Australian Open, wasn’t hiding the fact that the next thing on her bucket list was to reach the world No 1 spot.
Now that Sabalenka has accomplished her two biggest goals, she doesn’t want to get distracted. In the US Open quarterfinal, Sabalenka plays Qinwen Zheng and she wants her main focus to remain on landing the US Open title. “I’m focusing on US Open.
I don’t want to celebrate anything before the end of the US Open. So I just want to focus on this tournament more than on World No 1. Maybe I will eat pizza or burger. Always about the food. I mean, I like to eat. Sorry, guys. It is how it is,” Sabalenka said.