Elena Rybakina issues stunning claim about 'poor' court conditions at WTA Finals



by DZEVAD MESIC

Elena Rybakina issues stunning claim about 'poor' court conditions at WTA Finals
Elena Rybakina issues stunning claim about 'poor' court conditions at WTA Finals © Getty Images Sport - Sarah Stier

Elena Rybakina has once again called out the court conditions in Cancun as the Kazakh claims there is no chance the competitors can show their best tennis at this year's WTA Finals. After losing her opening match at the WTA Finals, Rybakina bounced back on Tuesday by beating Maria Sakkari 6-0 6-7 (4) 7-6 (2) to improve to 1-1 in her group.

By beating Sakkari, Rybakina kept her semifinal chances alive. However, Rybakina still wasn't the happiest after the match as she claimed that the court conditions just weren't allowing her to play her best. According to Rybakina, there are not many things that players can actually control in these conditions on the court.

Rybakina: The quality from all of us is not the greatest

“As I said, I think it’s far from being the best tennis. I feel like the quality from all of us is not the greatest. You can see it by the unforced errors.

Some players are struggling more. Some are maybe adjusting a bit better. I think the conditions are tough. I don’t feel like I can show everything I have on the court. You’re kind of limited with the things you can do with such conditions.

I feel like if you have a tight game on your serve, you can be stressed with a rally when you don’t know how the ball is going to bounce. You don’t know what to expect. Not much is under your control. I think this is the main thing and how I see it.

If you try to create the rally and try to be aggressive and be dominant in the point, it doesn’t mean you’re going to win it. As I said, I don’t feel like the quality of tennis is really good. But again, I feel it’s not by our problems or like we don’t know how to play.

It’s just tough," Rybakina said, via The Tennis Letter.

In her last group stage match, Rybakina will be taking on Aryna Sabalenka. If Rybakina defeats Sabalenka, she will clinch a semifinal spot and the Belarusian will be leaving Cancun.

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