Elena Rybakina has split with Adidas and now has a head-to-toe sponsorship with Yonex. Rybakina’s contract with Adidas ran out at the end of the year and the two parties couldn’t come to an agreement which led to the split.
Speaking of her changing clothing sponsors, Rybakina said:
I think everybody noticed that. Yeah, just happened here. But I’m very good with Adidas brand. It just I think not the first time when the player changes.
As of today, I really like Yonex. Yeah, happy to continue with them.
It’s surprising that Adidas decided not to continue the partnership with a Wimbledon champion and an up-and-coming player. Elena Rybakina is currently ranked world number 4 and is one of the very few players on tour who could beat the world number 1 Iga Swiatek.