June 18, 2024
Kazakhstan's Rising Star Writes New Chapter in Tennis History

Kazakhstan's Rising Star Writes New Chapter in Tennis History

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Rybakina Wins First Grand Slam Title, Defeats Jabeur in Wimbledon Final

New Delhi : Kazakhstan’s Rising Star Writes New Chapter in Tennis History- Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan defeated Ons Jabeur of Tunisia 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 to win the women’s singles title at Wimbledon on Saturday.

Rybakina, 23, is the first player from Kazakhstan to win a Grand Slam singles title. She is also the youngest women’s singles champion at Wimbledon since 2011.

Jabeur, the world No. 2, was bidding to become the first Arab woman to win a Grand Slam singles title. She had a strong start to the match, winning the first set 6-3. However, Rybakina came back strong in the second and third sets, winning both by the same score.

Rybakina’s victory was a surprise to many, as she was not considered one of the favorites to win the title. However, she played some of her best tennis of the tournament in the final, and she was able to overcome Jabeur’s powerful serve and aggressive style of play.

With her victory, Rybakina has now won six WTA Tour titles. She is expected to rise to a career-high ranking of world No. 2 in the coming weeks.

Kazakhstan's Rising Star Writes New Chapter in Tennis History
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Kazakhstan’s Rising Star Elena Rybakina Biography

Elena Rybakina (born 17 June 1999) is a Kazakh professional tennis player. She has a career-high singles ranking of world No. 2, achieved on 14 February 2023. She has won six singles titles on the WTA Tour, including the 2022 Wimbledon Championships, her first Grand Slam title.

Rybakina was born in Moscow, Russia, but she switched her allegiance to Kazakhstan in 2018. She turned professional in 2015 and made her WTA Tour main-draw debut in 2016. She won her first WTA Tour title at the 2019 Bucharest Open.

Rybakina had a breakthrough year in 2022. She reached the final of the Hobart International and the semifinals of the Australian Open. She then won the title at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships, defeating Ons Jabeur in the final.

Rybakina is a powerful baseline player with a big serve. She is also a good mover and has a solid all-around game. She is a rising star in the world of tennis and is expected to achieve more success in the years to come.

Here are some of Elena Rybakina’s achievements:

  • 2022 Wimbledon Championships – Singles Champion
  • 2019 Bucharest Open – Singles Champion
  • 2022 Sydney International – Doubles Champion (with Anna Danilina)
  • 2019 Charleston Open – Doubles Champion (with Anna Kalinskaya)

    Kazakhstan's Rising Star Writes New Chapter in Tennis History
    Kazakhstan’s Rising Star elena rybakina

Here are some of Elena Rybakina’s personal life details:

  • Born: 17 June 1999
  • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
  • Current residence: Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
  • Height: 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Weight: 65 kg (143 lb)
  • Coach: Stefano Vukov
  • Management: Elite World Management
  • Sponsors: Head, Lacoste, Wilson

Elena Rybakina was born in Moscow, Russia, to parents Andrei and Irina Rybakina. She has an older sister named Anna. Rybakina moved to Kazakhstan in 2018 to pursue her tennis career. She was granted citizenship by the Kazakh government, and she now represents Kazakhstan on the international tennis circuit.

Rybakina studied at the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism in Moscow. She graduated with a degree in physical education in 2020.

 


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