Watch: Elena Rybakina kicks off preparation for 2024 in popular offseason destination

Rybakina getting ready for the new season.

by Dzevad Mesic
Watch: Elena Rybakina kicks off preparation for 2024 in popular offseason destination
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Elena Rybakina has kicked off her preparations for the 2024 season as the Kazakh is currently having a training block in Dubai. Rybakina, ranked at No 4 in the world, posted on Instagram a video of her practicing and tagged Dubai as the location.

Due to its favorable weather at this part of the year, Dubai has always been a very popular offseason location for tennis stars. With that being said, it shouldn't be surprising that 2022 Wimbledon champion Rybakina is preparing in Dubai ahead of the new season.

Where Rybakina starts her 2024 season?

Rybakina, 24, signed up to compete at the Brisbane International in the first week of the 2024 season between December 31 - January 07.

In Brisbane, the 24-year-old Kazakh will be making her debut. Also in Brisbane, Rybakina will be joined by Aryna Sabalenka and Naomi Osaka. “The Brisbane International is shaping up to be one of the best we’ve seen in both the women’s and men’s fields.

To have both the world No 2 and world No 4, Sabalenka and Rybakina, headlining the women’s field and young gun Ben Shelton also confirmed, further cements the tournament as a premium event," Brisbane tournament director Cam Pearson said.

The men's and women's events in Brisbane are set to feature some of the biggest names of the game. “Brisbane topped the list of Australian sporting cities this year, and it’s not hard to see why with talent like this on the court.

We are proud to support this stand-out international tennis event, with tennis superstars set to thrill residents and attract tennis fans to Brisbane. As well as inspiring the next generation of tennis talent, this highly anticipated tournament in Brisbane’s jam-packed major events calendar will inject millions of dollars into our local economy, with hotels, restaurants and tourism experiences," Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said.

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