Elena Rybakina is set to start her 2024 season at the Brisbane International, the tournament announced. Rybakina, 24, has no previous appearances at the tournament as she is set for her tournament debut. Rybakina, ranked at No 4 in the world, is one of the biggest names in the game and she is set to highlight the 2024 Brisbane player field.
This year, Rybakina started her 2023 season by playing in back-to-back WTA events in Adelaide. In 2024, Brisbane is returning to the tennis calendar and hosting a WTA tournament for the first time since 2020 and Rybakina is set to participate in their event.
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Rybakina set to play in Brisbane
After not staging an ATP or a WTA tournament since 2020, Brisbane announced in September that they would return to the ATP and WTA calendar in 2024.
“We are delighted to welcome the Brisbane International back, bigger and better than ever in 2024. We know how much the players love playing the Brisbane International and starting the season in Queensland. Fans can look forward to eight days of high-quality international tennis, an expanded women’s draw, and 180 of the world’s best players competing for a big prize pool.
It doesn’t get any better than that," Brisbane tournament director Cam Pearson said. So far, Brisbane has confirmed three major names. Besides Rybakina, Aryna Sabalenka and Naomi Osaka have also been confirmed for the tournament.
Brisbane is returning in 2024 and it will be with an outstanding player field. Although the field is going to be very strong, Rybakina will still be considered among the top favorites for the title, considering her success in 2023.
After finishing as runner-up at this year's Australian Open, there is no doubt that Rybakina will be looking to make a strong start to the season in Brisbane and then attempt to make another deep run at Melbourne Park.