A new superstar of Kazakhstan, Elena Rybakina won 21 matches out of the 26 matches in the first quarter of the 2020 season. Till date, The Kazakh has participated in 6 WTA tournaments in the last two months.
The 20-years-old young win counts started from the Shenzhen Open, China where she reached the final of the event. In the finals, Rybakina lost the match against Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia in the straight-sets 2-0(2-6, 4-6). Although, She won the four matches.
// Total win Count: 04 //
Hobart International 2020 title winner- “Rising Star Elena Rybakina”
The 27th edition of Hobart International, Australia, The Rising star was seeded at No.3. However, the ranked 36 in the world would play hard to claim the first title of the new season.
In the last eight, Rybakina beat the wild card entry, Lizette Cabrera of Australia, after two tiebreaker sets. Concurrently, The Kazakh defeated former Brit No.1 Heather Watson in the semi-finals. Finally, She lifted the title of Hobart International 2020 after overcoming the No.4 seeded Shuai Zhang of the China Republic in straight sets 2-0(7-67, 6-3).
// Total win Count: 09 //
First Grand Slam win at Australian Open 2020
The 29th Seeded, Rybakina tasted her first Grand slam win at Australian Open 2020. In the first round, She beat Bernarda Pera of the United States and won the second round as well. However, in the third round, lost the match against world No.1 Ashleigh Barty in the straight sets 2-0(3-6, 2-6).
// Total win Count: 11 //
The runner-up at St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2020
Russia’s second city, Rybakina jumped first two rounds in the straight-sets. In the quarterfinals, The Russian born Kazakh conquered Oceane Dodin of France after losing the first set which one went until tiebreaker(6-75, 7-5, 6-2).
The 8th seeded Elena Rybakina dominated the 6th seeded Maria Sakkari of Greece through reaching the final. Eventually, She fell in the final of the St. Petersburg Open, Where No.2 seeded Kiki Bertens of Netherlands clinched the title.
// Total win Count: 15 //
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Rybakina’s the Middle East Up and Down
As a special exemption, Elena entered into the 20th anniversary of Dubai duty-free tennis championships. In the entry round the Special ranker pulled out the Australian Open Champion Sofia Kenin of United States(62-7, 6-3, 6-3).
After a straight-set win in the second rounds, She beat the No.2 seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the last eight. In the semifinals, The Kazakh defeated ranked 15th in the world Petra Martic of Croatia. In a nutshell, Rybakina gave up in the final against World No.2 Simona Halep of Romania who seeded No.1 in the tournament(6-3, 3-6, 65-7).
// Total win Count: 19 //
Last but not least, In the Qatar Total Open 2020, World No.17 defeated Sorana Cirstea(ROU) and Alison Van Uytavanck(BEL) in close three-set matches before a walkover in the third round against World No.1 Ashleigh Barty due to injury.
// Total Win Count: 21 //
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