Elena Andreyevna Rybakina (Елена Андреевна Рыбакина) is a professional tennis player born in Moscow, Russia to Russian parents. Here are 13 more things about her:
- She is 6’0″ tall. When she was young, she focused on ice skating and gymnastics with her older sister. She was told she was too tall to become a professional in either of those two sports so as her father suggested, she switched to tennis.
- In 2005, she started playing tennis.
- In November 2013, she started playing on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Circuit.
- In March 2014, she won the Grade-3 event at the Almetievsk Cup. In June 2014, she was runner-up to Anna Blinkova in the Grade-2 event at the Ozerov Cup in Moscow.
- In 2016, she made her professional tennis debut.
- In 2017, she reached two junior Grand Slam semifinals and won a Grade-A title at the Trofeo Bonfiglio.
- In February 2018, she won her first World Tennis Association (WTA) Tour match at the St. Petersburg Trophy. In March 2018, she won her first ITF singles title in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia. In April 2018, she was runner-up to Sabina Sharipova at the Lale Cup in Istanbul, Turkey.
- In June 2018, she acquired Kazakh citizenship switched federations from Russia to Kazakhstan. She accepted the offer of the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation to financially support her to change her nationality over various options to play college tennis in the United States.
- She finished in the first round of the 2019 French Open and the 2019 US Open.
- She finished in the second round of the 2020 French Open and the 2020 US Open and the third round of the 2020 Australian Open.
- She finished in the second round of the 2021 Australian Open, the third round of the 2021 US Open and the fourth round of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.
- She finished in the second round of the 2022 Australian Open and the third round of the 2022 French Open.
- She was 23 years old when she won the women’s singles of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships in Wimbledon, London, England on July 9, 2022.
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