Aryna Sabalenka and Paula Badosa's Salsa Dance at World Tennis League

Aryna Sabalenka and Paula Badosa recently showcased their salsa skills before their doubles match at the 2023 World Tennis League.


Aryna Sabalenka and Paula Badosa's Salsa Dance at World Tennis League

Paula Badosa and Aryna Sabalenka recently showed off their salsa moves on the court before their doubles match against Mirra Andreeva and Sofia Kenin on Thursday, December 21, in the 2023 World Tennis League.

The duo, who are part of Team Kites, went on to win the match in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, and extend their lead in the standings.

The World Tennis League is a mix-gender team event that features some of the sport’s biggest names such as Iga Swiatek, Daniil Medvedev, Casper Ruud, and others. The format consists of four teams, each with four players (two men and two women), competing in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles matches.

Badosa and Sabalenka's Performance and Chemistry

Badosa and Sabalenka are part of Team Kites, including Stefanos Tsitsipas and Grigor Dimitrov. The team is currently leading the standings with 27 points, followed by Team Falcons with 27 points and Team Hawks with 24 points. Badosa and Sabalenka have been the star performers for their team, winning all their singles, doubles, and mixed-doubles matches so far.

But what makes their partnership even more remarkable is their chemistry and camaraderie, which was evident in their pre-match salsa routine. The pair decided to spice up their warm-up with some Latin dance moves, much to the crowd's delight.

Badosa and Sabalenka's Head-to-Head Record and Doubles Partnerships

Paula Badosa and Aryna Sabalenka have crossed paths four times on the WTA tour, with each player securing two victories.

Their initial meeting took place in the second round of the 2021 Cincinnati Open, where Badosa emerged triumphant in a three-set battle, with a scoreline of 5-7, 6-2, 7-6(4). They faced off again at the 2021 WTA Finals, where Badosa claimed victory in straight sets, securing a 6-4, 6-0 win in the first round-robin match.

Sabalenka avenged her previous losses at the 2022 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, defeating Badosa in the semifinal with a scoreline of 7-6(5), 6-4. Their most recent encounter was in the quarterfinal of the 2023 Stuttgart Open, where Sabalenka secured a victory with a scoreline of 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.