A number of WTA players have shown their naked or semi-naked athletic bodies in magazine photoshoots over the years, most notably in SI Swimsuit Issue and ESPN Body Issue, and Belarusian world No.11 Aryna Sabalenka has now joined the trend for the first time, posting a topless photo of herself on Instagram.
The 21-year-old Sabalenka is lying on her stomach, surrounded by roses, wearing only jeans, while a red “X” mark is hiding her bare breasts. The caption doesn’t say anything about the photo other than that it’s 18+ content.
The photo was taken by a professional photographer in Minsk, Belarus, but it’s still unclear whether it will be published in some magazine or Sabalenka simply wanted to fill up her time during this period without tennis.
Veronika Soroka was in charge of Sabalenka’s smoky eyes, red lipstick and wavy balayage hairstyle.
Sabalenka has won six WTA titles, while her highest ranking was No.9. In November last year she revealed that she was engaged, but didn’t tell anything about her fiancé other than that he’s not from Belarus.