Kazakhstan’s Tennis Star Elena Rybakina Reaches 2023 Miami Open Final

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s Wimbledon Champion and World No. 7 Elena Rybakina, 23, made it to the finals at the Miami Open by beating World No. 3 Jessica Pegula of the United States 7:6 (3), 6:4 at Hard Rock Stadium on March 31.

Photo credit: AP photo.

Rybakina became the first female player to achieve Serena Williams’ record serving more than ten aces in four matches of the same tournament.

For Kazakhstan’s highest-ranked tennis player, this was the 13th straight match-win of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) 2023 tennis season.

Rybakina’s fans also appreciated her decision in a rain-disrupted match to hold an umbrella on her own during a break.

“My queen does not even bother ball kids to hold an umbrella for her,” said one of her fans. 

“One of the reasons I have come to Rybakina (besides being immensely talented and beautiful) is her humble and down-to-earth nature. Here she is choosing to hold her own umbrella instead of a ball boy or girl holding it. Something you rarely, if ever, see in tennis,” wrote Rybakina’s fans on Twitter.

The fans made a picture with Elena Rybakina after the match. Photo credit: @tennisoneapp.

In the Miami Open final on April 1, Rybakina will face the match winner between Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic and Sorana Cirstea of Romania.

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