Elena Rybakina: Meet the Russian star targeting Wimbledon glory


Rybakina will bid to make history on Saturday when she faces Ons Jabeur of Tunisia

Moscow-born Elena Rybakina stands on the verge of an unlikely achievement on Saturday when she takes on Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur in front of what will be a packed house at Wimbledon’s Centre Court.

Rybakina’s journey to the final comes after the likes of Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus and Daria Kasatkina of Russia were just two of the players forced to watch this year’s Wimbledon from afar because of the All England Club’s objection to their nationalities.

Nonetheless, Rybakina could herald a somewhat awkward moment for Wimbledon – and even the British Royal Family – if she can triumph on the London grass courts in what could be a star-making turn.

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