Elena Rybakina was born on 17 June 1999. And today on June 17 she celebrate her 24th birthday.
In recent times Elena Rybakina achieved great success in her tennis career. She is currently world no.3.
Elena Rybakina was interested in sports since childhood. At an early age, she was focusing on gymnastics and ice skating. When she was six years old her father suggested she switch to tennis. After that, she began her tennis training.
Elena Rybakina’s junior career was also very successful. She is a former world No. 3 junior.
With the victory, Elena Rybakina becomes the first female tennis player from Kazakhstan who wins a major title.
In the final, she makes a strong comeback from set down to win the match.
Reaching the Australian Open final
For Elena Rybakina, the 2023 season is going very well from the beginning.
Despite winning a Wimbledon, Elena Rybakina was not considered one of the favorites to win Australian Open.
But she surprised everyone with her amazing performance.
She defeated world no.1 Iga Swiatek in the fourth round of the Australian Open. And she defeats Jelena Ostapenko in the quarterfinals, and Victoria Azarenka in the semifinal to reach the final of the Australian Open.
In the final, she played against Aryna Sabalenka. After winning the first set she lost 6-4,3-6,4-6.
Winning maiden WTA 1000 singles title in Indian Wells
After her amazing performance in Australian Open, Elena Rybakina wins her first WTA 1000 singles title in Indian Wells.
In that tournament, Elena Rybakina defeats world no.1 Iga Swiatek in the semi-finals, and world no.2 Aryna Sabalenka in the final. “And she was the first woman in history to beat both the World No.1 and No.2 in the same year at the tournament.”
Miami Open Final
After winning the title at Indian Wells, Elena Rybakina has a chance to complete a ‘Sunshine Double’.
She reaches the Miami Open final. She Was dropped just one set in the tournament, before the final.
However, she lost the final against Petra Kvitova 7-6(14) 6-2.
Rome Open title
Elena Rybakina wins her first clay-court title in Rome. It was the second WTA 1000 singles title of her career.
Her highest ranking
Elena Rybakina’s highest ranking in singles is no.3. She achieved this after the French Open.