Elena Rybakina reveals which prefers between Roland Garros and Wimbledon

The Kazakh tennis player, who qualified for the quarterfinals of the Parisian Slam, analyzed many topics during the press interview

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Elena Rybakina reveals which prefers between Roland Garros and Wimbledon
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One of the contenders for the final victory of the Roland Garros is the Kazakh Elena Rybakina. Inserted in the bottom half and with a possible challenge in the semifinals with Aryna Sabalenka, Rybakina qualified for the quarterfinals of the Parisian Slam after beating Elina Svitolina in straight sets. Rybakina is, together with Sabalenka, the tennis player who can try to counter the excessive power of Iga Swiatek on clay.

At the on court interview after her victory against Svitolina, Rybakina, as a child, dreamed of winning Wimbledon, a tournament that she considers her favorite stage.

"Wimbledon is the greatest achievement. I think every Grand Slam is fantastic when the stadium is full, but obviously Wimbledon is something in my memories, it was a childhood dream," she told

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Rybakina then analyzed what details she needs to focus on to realize her other dream: becoming WTA No.1.

"Every time I play against Aryna or Iga, the difference is only between a couple of points. They are always difficult games. They are doing great too. So, in the end, it's just competition. It also depends on the other players in the end, trying to be solid in these key moments," she explained.

Elena then talked about the next Olympic tournament, which will always be played at the Roland Garros Stadium (Bois de Boulogne), saying that she is still not sure about playing doubles and mixed doubles.

"I'm not sure about the mixed doubles yet. I will definitely focus on the singles, then we will discuss and also see with the guys whether we will play or not. Well, it's always fun to practice and hit with Sasha. We also hit, I think, the year last in Rome," she explained.

Elena Rybakina
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The Kazakh then talked about her tennis, explaining how she still has to improve her game at the net.

“Obviously I think that's the only thing that if I improve it will be easier to maybe close some rallies, slowly I think I'm doing well to progress in this.”

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