Elena Rybakina surprised the tennis world by winning the 2022 Wimbledon Championships. In a twist of fate, players from her home country of Russia were banned from Wimbledon but Rybakina was allowed to participate because she represented Kazakhstan
Elena Rybakina was a late bloomer in the juniors where she started achieving good results only at age 17. Born and raised in Russia, she switched her nationality to Kazakhstan at age 19. Kazakhstan offered her financial support for her tennis career, something she couldn’t get with the Russian tennis federation.
She was coached by former top 100 players, Andrey Chesnokov and Evgenia Kulikovskaya. Rybakina is 6ft tall and has an excellent serve. She is predominantly a baseliner but moves around the court well considering her height.
Outside the tennis court, she loves dogs and animals, in general. She has a dog, a beagle named Mulia. Her sponsors are Adidas and Yonex. She has earned over $8 million in her career.
Elena Rybakina’s Sponsors
Rybakina has a clothing and shoe sponsorship deal with Adidas. She was previously with Nike.
She has a racquet sponsorship deal with Yonex. She currently uses the Yonex VCORE 98 racquet.