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Aliaksandra Sasnovich

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Full name: Aliaksandra Alesandrovna Sasnovich
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Bio Aliaksandra Aliaksandraŭna Sasnovich (born 22 March 1994 in Minsk) is a Belarusian tennis player. Sasnovich has won 11 singles and 7 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. She has reached Grand-Slam semifinal in doubles, at the 2019 US Open, together with Viktoria Kuzmova. She achieved her best singles ranking of No. 30 on September 10, 2018, and peaked at No. 45 in the WTA doubles rankings on November 5, 2019.

She has mother named Natalia and younger sister named Polina. She came from sporty family. Her mother played basketball while her father played hockey and tennis for 20 years on the senior circuit. Aliaksandra started playing tennis at the age of 9, and her father introduced her to sport. She stated that her favorite shot is backhand down the line, while her favorite surface is indoor hardcourt. Her favorite tournaments are US Open and Stuttgart Open. Sasnovich studying for a physical culture degree at university in Minsk. She speaks Belarusian, Russian, English and a little bit of French.

Playing for Belarus at the Fed Cup, Sasnovich has a win–loss record of 23–14. This record includes a 4–0 run in the first two rounds of the 2017 Fed Cup World Group, which propelled Belarus to upset victories against Netherlands and Switzerland and helped them reach their first Fed Cup final. In the final against United States, Sasnovich first lost to CoCo Vandeweghe in the straight-sets, but then made a win over Sloane Stephens. In a decisive doubles-match, Sasnovich and Aryna Sabalenka lost to Shelby Rogers and Vandeweghe.

Sasnovich made her ITF Women's Circuit debut at the $50K Minsk in qualifications in November 2009. In October 2011, she won her first ITF singles title at the $10K event in Cagliari. In February 2012, she won her first ITF doubles title at the $10K event in Tallinn. In October 2013, she won $100K Poitiers, defeating Sofia Arvidsson in the final. The following week, she won $50K Nantes, defeating Magda Linette in the final. At the 2013 Brussels Open, she made her WTA Tour debut in doubles, while her singles debut was at the 2014 US Open.

In September 2015, she reached her first WTA singles final at the Korea Open, but lost to Irina-Camelia Begu. At the Premier-level Pan Pacific Open in 2016, she reached made her first top 10 win, defeating world No. 6 Karolína Plíšková and reached quarterfinal, where she lost to Naomi Osaka. In the first half of 2017, she reached quarterfinal of the Hungarian Ladies Open and later semifinal of the Ladies Open Biel/Bienne. In October 2017, she reached quarterfinal of the Premier-level Kremlin Cup, but then lost to Daria Kasatkina.

Sasnovich started the 2018 season really well, reaching final at the Brisbane International. It was her first Premier final, but she lost it against third seed Elina Svitolina. At the Australian Open, she won against Christina McHale and Mirjana Lučić-Baroni, before she was stopped in third round by eighth seed Caroline Garcia. Also at the Indian Wells Open, she reached third round where lose from Caroline Wozniacki. She then reached only second round of the Miami Open, Madrid Open and French Open. She then reached fourth round of Wimbledon, that is so far her best Grand Slam result. Not only fourth round, but she made one of her biggest career wins, defeating former twice Wimbledon champion, Petra Kvitová. She followed this win wins over Taylor Townsend and Daria Gavrilova, but she then lost to former Wimbledon semifinalist, Jeļena Ostapenko. At the Moscow River Cup, she reached semifinal, where she lost to later champion Olga Danilović. At the US Open, she defeated world No. 11 Daria Kasatkina in order to reach third round, but then lost to Naomi Osaka with double-bagel. She finished year with another Kremlin Cup quarterfinal, this time losing to Johanna Konta. There she also made top 10 win over Kiki Bertens in the second round.

In the first week of the year 2019, Sasnovich made top 10 win over Elina Svitolina, and reached quarterfinal, where she lost to Donna Vekić. The following week, she made top 10 win over world No. 10 Daria Kasatkina and reached semifinal of the Sydney International, where she lost to Petra Kvitová. At the Australian Open, she reached her second consecutive third round there, this time losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. At the Madrid Open, she defeated world No. 15 Anett Kontaveit in the first round, but later lost to world No. 1 Naomi Osaka in the third round. She finished year with final of the Open de Limoges at the WTA Challenger, losing to Ekaterina Alexandrova in the final. No less success she made in doubles. She reached third-round of the Australian Open, quarterfinal of the Italian Open and then she reached her first Grand Slam semifinal at the US Open. There, alongside Viktória Kužmová, she lost to Victoria Azarenka-Ashleigh Barty.

In the first half of the year 2020, Sasnovich did not produce any significant results. Then came six months of tennis absence due to COVID-19 pandemic.[citation needed] After that, she first played at the Palermo International, where she reached quarterfinal, but then lost to Petra Martić. At the US Open, she defeated world No. 19 Markéta Vondroušová and reached third round, where she lost to Yulia Putintseva. Given she lost in the first week of the US Open, the following week she played at the İstanbul Cup, where she reached quarterfinal. Despite losing in the second round of the French Open in singles, she reached quarterfinal in doubles, alongside Marta Kostyuk. She finished year with the quarterfinal of the Linz Open.
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