Elena Rybakina enters the quarters of Roland-Garros 2024: everything you need to know about the Kazakh tennis ace

Fourth-seeded Elena Rybakina stormed into the quarterfinals of the 2024 French Open by beating Elina Svitolina in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 in the fourth round of the Grand Slam on Monday.

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The Kazakh star recorded her second victory against Svitolina, which represents her second best result on Parisian clay. Rybakina and Svitolina won five aces each, with the latter committing three double faults to the former’s one.

Elina Svitolina Elena Rybakina
Ace 5 5
Double faults 3 1
% of first service 64% 56%
Win % on 1st serve 61% 74%
Win % on the 2nd serve 44% 55%
Breaking points 02-March 05-July
Decisive game won 0 0
Receipt of points earned 17 28
Points earned 48 59
Games won 7 12
Max games won in a row 2 3
Max points earned in a row 7 6
Service Points Earned 31 31
Service games won 5 7

Rybakina won 74% of her first serves, and 55% on the second. She won 5/7 of her break points, and she won 59 points against 48 for Svitolina. She won 12 games, winning 31 service points, emerging victorious in seven service games and even winning 28 receiving points.

“She’s a great fighter. It’s always a tough match against here. But I’m really happy to win against her here,” Rybakina said the day after the match.

Who is Elena Rybakina?

Rybakina is a Kazakshanti player of Russian origin, who is the first player from her country to be ranked among the top 10 players in the WTA. Her breakthrough came at Wimbledon 2022 by winning the grass court title and making a historic moment in the history of tennis in Kazakhstan.

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So far, Rybakina has won eight titles on the WTA Tour, including the remarkable WTA 1000 titles at the Indian Wells Open and the Italian Open in 2023. She is renowned for her powerful groundstrokes, as well as his flat forehand and backhand which usually helps him. to dictate the course of the debates.

As evidenced by her matchup against Svitolina, Rybakina likes to dominate rallies and regularly put points under her belt. She quickly rose through the ranks in the women’s tennis landscape, having grown up idolizing Swiss maestro Roger Federer.


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