Elena Rybakina is a professional tennis player with a career-high singles ranking of World Number 3, which she reached in June 2023. In 2022, she made the headlines when she won the Wimbledon women’s singles title, beating Ons Jabeur.

Player Profile

Elena Andreyevna Rybakina (Елена Андреевна Рыбакина) was born on June 17, 1999, in Moscow, Russia. She started her career representing Russia but since 2018, she has been playing under the flag of Kazakhstan.

Height / weight 1.84 m / 72 kg
Born 17 Jun 1999
Nationality Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname Elena

Rybakina stands 184 cm tall and she is right-handed with a two-handed backhand. She is coached by Stefano Vukov and since she turned pro in 2016, she has earned around US$11.4 million in prize money.

Career

She started playing professionally in 2017 and had her maiden WTA match at the Kremlin Cup. One of the highlights of her career was beating world number 7 Carolina Garcia at her first WTA main draw in the 2018 St. Petersburg Ladies’ Trophy.

She made her Grand Slam main draw debut in 2019 at the French Open. That year, she also made it all the way to the quarterfinals of the Wuhan Open.

The following year, she made it to the third round of the Australian Open. In 2021, she was in the quarterfinals of the French Open. In 2022, she won the Wimbledon title and in 2023, she was in the finals of the Aussie Open and made it to the quarters of Wimbledon.

Also in 2023, she won two majors – the Indian Wells Open and the Italian Open. She also made it to the finals of the Miami Open.

Career Record

Singles

Career Titles: 5 WTA

  • Highest Singles Ranking: 3 (June 12, 2023)
  • Current Singles Ranking: 5 (October 9, 2023)

Best Grand Slam Singles Performances

  • Australian Open - F (2023)
  • French Open - QF (2021)
  • Wimbledon - W (2022)
  • US Open - 3R (2021, 2023)

Other Tournaments

  • Olympic Games - SF – 4th (2021)

Doubles

  • Highest Doubles Ranking: 48 (October 18, 2021)
  • Current Doubles Ranking: 116 (October 9, 2023)

Best Grand Slam Doubles Performances

  • Australian Open - 3R (2023)
  • French Open - QF (2021)
  • Wimbledon - 1R (2021)
  • US Open - 1R (2019)

Best Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Performances

  • Australian Open - 1R (2021)

People Ask

What is Elena Rybakina’s nationality?

Kazakhstan. Her sports nationality is Kazakhstan. She was born in Russia but changed over to Kazakhstan in 2018 seeking better support from the country.

What was Elena Rybakina’s first Grand Slam win?

The 2022 Wimbledon. Her first Grand Slam win was the 2022 women’s singles title.

How old is Elena Rybakina?

She turned 24 in June 2023.

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