Elena Rybakina: My sister is very calm, I couldn't believe seeing her so stressed out
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Elena Rybakina says she was surprised to see her otherwise very calm sister Anna losing her mind during the tense first set of the Indian Wells final.
On Sunday, Rybakina defeated Aryna Sabalenka 7-6 (11) 6-4 to win her first Indian Wells title. In Indian Wells, 23-year-old Rybakina was accompanied by her older sister Anna.
that opening set!!
#TennisParadise https://t.co/aQQ0gGuUT7 pic.twitter.com/nQd7y2Gk6k — wta (@WTA) March 19, 2023
"Every time she's coming with me it's always good results. Whether it was the win at Wimbledon, the whole family came to the final of the Australian Open, and she's here with me, so it's a win again. It's really nice to be around her.
Actually, when she talks to me she's very calm, but then I see all these videos during the matches and I'm like, what were you doing? She's very emotional and she supports me a lot," Rybakina told WTA Insider.
Rybakina enjoyed spending time with her sister
Since Rybakina is constantly on the move during the season, she doesn't really have much time to spend with her sister Anna.
But in Indian Wells, Rybakina was accompanied by her sister and they enjoyed some quality time together. "Here it was a bit more complicated because neither of us has a driver's license, so we were stuck with our coaches.
But we always have something to do. We stayed at a house this time. She was cooking a lot. I maybe tried to help once or twice but not often. We just talk a lot because I didn't see her in the last few years at all and it's nice to chat.
Also if she has time she talks to my parents and she comes back with news from back home. It's always good time to spend with her," Rybakina said. Now, Rybakina is set to compete in Miami. It remains to be seen if Rybakina can also win Miami and conquer the Sunshine Double.