Elen Rybakina is a Russian-born Kazakhstani professional tennis player. She was born on June 17th, 1999, in Moscow, Russia, as Elena Rybakina. Gymnastics and ice skating were two of the first sports she took up alongside her older sister when she was quite young.
Her father, who was a tennis fan, encouraged her to move to the sport after she was told she was too tall to play professionally in either of those sports. When Rybakina was six, she started playing tennis.
While at the Dynamo Sports Club in Moscow, Rybakina had been coached by some of Russia’s best tennis players. Andrey Chesnokov, a former top-10 player, and Evgenia Kulikovskaya, a former top-100 player, coached her.
Olympic gold winner in the modern pentathlon, Irina Kiseleva, served as one of her personal trainers. Prior to age 15, Elena practiced with a group of roughly eight players, and then with a group of four players, until she was a junior at the age of 18.
She also only played tennis for two hours a day and worked out for three hours a day in order to maintain her condition. Because she went to a conventional high school and not an athletic high school, she had to juggle her tennis practice with her academics.
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