As reported by Eurosport, former tennis star and tennis indider Barbara Schett analyzed Elena Rybakina's chances in the last stages of the Australian Open 2023. Schett said how the Kazakh tennis player wants even more after her surprising victory at Wimbledon 2022.
She explained: "It's unbelievable the level she's playing at the moment. t's just a few months back when we watched her win at Wimbledon and that's exactly how she plays here, she's so cool and composed. She falls back to the strengths of her game, that's obviously the serve and I wonder how it feels when you can always rely on your serve and she can do that.
She wants more, she wants another title and the first couple of rounds, she was scheduled on Court 13 and smaller courts, and finally people, even before that round were talking about her again. I really think she has the capability to win another Grand Slam title, especially with that mindset she has."
Rybakina's words after the quarterfinal win
Tim Henman added: "I love so many aspects of her game.
At the end there she was cool, calm and collected to finish it off, understated to finish it off but in terms of ball striking, she hits it as well as anyone. I think she has a great chance of another title." After the victory against Jelena Ostapenko, and the following qualification to the semifinals of the Australian Open 2023, Rybakina told: "I would say that I have always served great, but for sure, since I started working with my coach, I have made many changes in my technique.
In this way, I have gained even more power. It is my weapon on the court and of course we are trying to work on that. There's always a lot to improve on. I guess all the others have to think about whether they should work harder or less in that respect, because some girls are in good shape, maybe not with speed, but they have good angles on serve.
I think everyone is different and they're all just trying to do what's best for them on the court."