Elena Rybakina Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Elena Rybakina Quick Info
Height6 ft
Weight65 kg
Date of BirthJune 17, 1999
Zodiac SignGemini
Eye ColorGreen

Elena Rybakina is a Kazakhstani professional tennis player, who holds dual Kazakhstani and Russian citizenship. She had burst on to the scene in 2019 and had cemented her position as one of the most promising talents on the circuit through her stirring performances throughout 2020. This sparkling string of success had included 7 final appearances on the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) Tour in those 2 years including titles at the 2019 Bucharest Open and the 2020 Hobart International. She had eventually broken into the ‘Top 20’ of the official WTA singles rankings for the first time in her career, in February 2020, just before the WTA Tour was shut down due to COVID-19. She was the first Kazakhstani player to have ever achieved this feat.

Born Name

Elena Andreyevna Rybakina

Nick Name

Elena

Elena Rybakina as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2018
Elena Rybakina as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2018 (Elena Rybakina / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Gemini

Born Place

Moscow, Russia

Residence

Moscow, Russia

Nationality

Kazakhstani nationalityRussian

 

She holds dual nationality.

Occupation

Professional Tennis Player

Elena Rybakina as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2019
Elena Rybakina as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2019 (Elena Rybakina / Instagram)

Family

  • Siblings – Anna Rybakina (Older Sister)

Plays

Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)

Turned Pro

2016

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

65 kg or 143.5 lbs

Elena Rybakina as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2019
Elena Rybakina as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2019 (Elena Rybakina / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

She is of Russian descent.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Wears her hair in a single braided pigtail while playing
  • Affable smile
  • Radiant face

Brand Endorsements

Elena has been sponsored by –

  • Adidas
  • Nike
  • Yonex
Elena Rybakina as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2020
Elena Rybakina as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2020 (Elena Rybakina / Instagram)

Elena Rybakina Facts

  1. She had started learning sports such as gymnastics and ice skating from a very young age, along with her older sister. However, her instructors and coaches had informed her parents that she had grown to be too tall to pursue either of those sports professionally. After this, her father had encouraged her to pursue tennis, where she had started getting trained from the age of 6.
  2. Although she did not have a highly remarkable stint in her junior tennis career, in terms of trophies won, her performances were steady enough to have pushed her up to the peak of the 3rd ranked junior player in the world. She had reached 2 junior Grand Slam semifinals in the last year (2017) of her junior stint – the Australian Open and the French Open.
  3. In her breakthrough season (2020), she had led the WTA tour with 5 final appearances, including 4 in her first 5 competitions of the year. Before the COVID-19 pandemic had forced the shutdown of the WTA Tour for more than 5 months, the only finals that she had failed to reach were the Australian Open and the Qatar Open. Incidentally, she had been eliminated in both those tournaments by the then world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty. Elena had also finished joint 2nd in terms of match wins that season.
  4. Between 2013 and 2018, she had played under the flag of her native Russia. However, in June 2018, just a month after having broken into the ‘Top 200’ of the official WTA singles rankings, she had acquired Kazakh citizenship and had switched federations from Russia to Kazakhstan. The primary reason behind this was the fact that the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation had offered her financial support, above and beyond what she was receiving in Russia. After a tough deliberation with the parents, she eventually accepted the offer over various other offers that she had received to play college tennis in the United States.

Featured Image by Elena Rybakina / Instagram

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