Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic make the cut on ATP ‘role models’ for Saudi tennis icon Yara Alhogbani while Naomi Osaka and Sofia Kenin stand as WTA inspirations

Saudi tennis star Yara Alhogbani is setting examples with every stride she takes in her career. The 19-year-old might have already become an inspiration for many in her country where tennis is still finding its feet. Despite crashing out of the Abu Dhabi qualifiers after a defeat at the hands of Sara Sorribes Tormo, Alhogbani is a living example of how to make a name for herself with so many constraints around.

While Alhogbani is inspiring budding women athletes in her country, the 19-year-old also has a few big names whom she looks up to and draws inspiration from. When the Saudi star was asked about who she idolized on the tour, she obviously had Ons Jabeur‘s name. Apart from that, Alhogbani also talked about drawing inspiration from Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka, and Sofia Kenin.