Rennae Stubbs sounds off on Elena Rybakina not being rewarded for Wimbledon title



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Rennae Stubbs sounds off on Elena Rybakina not being rewarded for Wimbledon title

Former doubles world No. 1 Rennae Stubbs says it is "embarassing" and "ridiculous" that Elena Rybakina is still the 23th-ranked player in the world even after her Wimbledon victory. Rybakina, 23, was the 23rd-ranked player during Wimbledon and he is still the 23rd-ranked player in the world.

In April, Wimbledon imposed player bans on Russian and Belarusian players. The WTA responded by removing ranking points from 2022 Wimbledon. Rybakina maybe clinched her first Grand Slam victory at Wimbledon but didn't get the usual 2,000 point reward which comes for winning a Grand Slam.

Had Rybakina been awarded for her Wimbledon run, she would have been ranked inside the top-5. “Looking at the current rankings without the Wimbledon pts. What an embarrassment. The fact that Rybakina would have been somewhere around #5 in the world & is still 23 & Jabeur went from 2 to 5 is just ridiculous.

I hope the WTA figures out a way to reward these players,” Stubbs tweeted.

Stubbs not happy to see innocent players facing consequences

Ajla Tomljanovic, who reached the Wimbledon quarterfinal in 2021 and also reached the quarterfinal this year, dropped 30 places after Wimbledon.

Even though Tomljanovic reached the quarterfinal again, she still experienced a big rankings drop following the WTA sanction on Wimbledon. “Also players like @Ajlatom [Ajla Tomljanovic] dropping something like 38 spots and she reached the quarters like last year.

Could we not have found a better system than to hurt every player!?” Stubbs asked.

The ATP also removed ranking points from 2022 Wimbledon and Novak Djokovic, who successfuly defended his Wimbledon title, dropped to No.

7 after the tournament. “Let’s not forget the ATP too. I think the ban was not ok, we could talk about that for days and I have my thoughts but punishing EVERY SINGLE player who busted their asses for hours to go backwards in the rankings!

Players are playing challenges this week who did great last week,” Stubbs added.