Born on June 17, 1999, Elena Andreyevna Rybakina is a professional tennis player who hails from Kazakhstan but was born in Russia.
She is the first player from Kazakhstan to crack the top 15 of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings and currently holds the career-high position of No. 12 in the world.
She is now the female singles player that has the No. 1 ranking in Kazakhstan. On the WTA Tour, Rybakina has competed in a total of eight finals, including three at the WTA 500 level, where she has been victorious twice.
Rybakina’s junior career peaked at No. 3 when she was 17 years old when she achieved her highest combined rating. In 2017, she won a Grade-A championship at the Trofeo Bonfiglio after reaching the semifinals of two junior Grand Slams.
When Rybakina entered the world’s top 200 for the first time in June 2018, she changed federations from Russia to Kazakhstan.
She didn’t have a personal coach as a junior before making the switch, and she didn’t hire a travelling coach until early in 2019.
As of mid-2019, she had her first successful run on the WTA Tour, which included a WTA championship at the Bucharest Open and a ranking inside the top 100.
The 2020 season was Rybakina’s breakout year, with five finals, including four in her first five tournaments.
How tall is Elena Rybakina?
Rybakina is a 1.84-meter tall athlete with great agility and a great shot. offered her a strong backhand, forehand, and serve.