WATCH: Sabalenka visited the Tennis Channel Live Desk after her WTA Finals win over Ons Jabeur.


FORT WORTH, Texas—Though there have been parts of the 2022 season Aryna Sabalenka would rather forget, the former world No. 2 may be grateful that some of her lowest moments were at least captured from her good side thanks to a looming Netflix camera crew.

Sabalenka not-so-subtly shouted out the team during her post-match press conference at the WTA Finals when asked how she’s spent her off days.

“Just relaxing and watching Netflix,” she said before waving to the camera. “Hi guys!”

The crew’s presence suggests Sabalenka will feature somewhat prominently in the forthcoming Netflix docuseries that has followed the ATP and WTA tours through the year, and her season’s many ups and downs would make for a compelling binge-watch when it drops for viewers in 2023.

Beyond her myriad serving woes and eventual summer renaissance at the US Open, this week alone has seen Sabalenka score a tremendous victory over No. 2 seed Ons Jabeur and endure a tough loss to Maria Sakkari—with one match against Jessica Pegula still to come.

All of that excitement has made the US Open semifinalist want to take it easy on her off days, eschewing the enthusiastic sight-seeing done by players like Barbora Krejcikova.

“To be honest I just try to sleep for a little bit longer, eat some good food and just rest,” she said of her monastic pre-match prep. “I mean, I really, I really wanted to go out somewhere like to learn something about Texas but don't have any energy for that. Just trying to save my energy for the matches.

“But probably after this is through I'll go see what Texas is.”

Hopefully that, too, is captured on the Netflix cameras!