Tsitsidosas may come and go, but Sabadosa is forever.

“Tour soulmates” Paula Badosa and Aryna Sabalenka reunited for dinner in Dubai over the weekend, sharing the evening with fans on Instagram amidst reaction to the @Tsitsidosa account going dark.

Badosa seems to have cleared up speculation over the latter with an Instagram story revealing a bouquet of roses, but the night belonged to Sabadosa in their first public outing since the Omnium Banque Nationale in Montréal.


“Love this girl❤️ #soulmate,” captioned Sabalenka in a chic pic alongside Badosa, who was forced to shut down her 2023 season due to a persistent back injury.

While off the court, Badosa has gotten to watch Sabalenka hit new heights on the court, backing up her maiden major victory at the Australian Open with both a runner-up finish at the US Open and a rise to No. 1 in the rankings.

“She's super nice with a big heart and very humble,” Badosa said of Sabalenka back in 2022. “That's what I really like to see, players like that.”


Badosa has been shining off court, both in photos taken by Radka Leitmeritz and in a new advertisement showing off a sparkling new endorsement deal with Impress orthodontics.

“Together, we want to show that prioritising healthcare and pursuing your dreams can help you achieve your most important goals,” captioned Badosa. “You can achieve it too 🙌 show your teeth!”

Badosa and Sabalenka were certainly all smiles in their reunion; all that awaits them is an on-court reunion in 2024.