Elena Rybakina

Reigning Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina pulls out of French Open before third-round match

Rybakina was coming fresh off a title win at the WTA 1000 Italian Open and was considered one of the favourites to win the French Open.

published on : 3rd June 2023

Italian Open: Rybakina advances to Rome semifinals after World No 1 Swiatek retires with injury

Swiatek went for a medical time out off court and returned for the start of the decider with a big bandage, looking very cautious in her movements until she decided to stop early in the third set.

published on : 18th May 2023

Miami Open: Rybakina glides into semis, Pegula battles back against Potapova

Rybakina took charge of her match with Trevisan when the Italian double-faulted to hand her opponent a break and a 3-1 advantage in the first set.

published on : 29th March 2023

Sabalenka rebuilds serve and nerve for Grand Slam breakthrough 

Sabalenka has now won all 11 matches she has contested this season, with big-serving Rybakina the latest to succumb to her power game and new-found mental strength.

published on : 29th January 2023

Sabalenka beats Rybakina for Australian Open women's title

She used 17 aces to overcome seven double faults, and she managed to break the big-serving Rybakina three times

published on : 28th January 2023

Sabalenka overpowers Linette, to face Rybakina in Australian Open final

Sabalenka came into the match as many observers' favourite for the Melbourne crown but she had never won a Grand Slam semi-final in three previous attempts.

published on : 26th January 2023

Rybakina beats Azarenka to reach Australian Open final

The 22nd seed had already defeated reigning French and US Open champion Iga Swiatek in the fourth round and 2017 Roland Garros winner Jelena Ostapenko in the quarter-finals at Melbourne Park.

published on : 26th January 2023

World number one Iga Swiatek knocked out of Australian Open

Rybakina's victory means the top two seeds in both the men's and women's singles are all out of the first Grand Slam of the year before the last-eight stage.

published on : 22nd January 2023

Russia claims credit for Elena Rybakina's Wimbledon title

The 23-year-old Rybakina was born in Moscow and played in the Russian system until 2018, when financial issues led to her nationality switch.

published on : 11th July 2022