The women’s title at Wimbledon goes to Jelena Rybakina. This is explosive, because the native Russian was only allowed to start in London because she is no longer Russian. After the title, she struggled to make this clear.
The Wimbledon winner was only allowed to start because of a change of nation: Jelena Rybakina cried when she thought about her parents. “They would probably be super proud,” said the 23-year-old after her Wimbledon triumph. At first, the native Russian enjoyed her triumph without emotion, also because there are heated debates about Rybakina, which should not have started four years ago without a change of nation?
Short, clear, compact
Rybakina from Moscow is a proud Kazakh: Rybakina turned the final on Saturday against Ons Jabeur from Tunisia, second in the world rankings, 3: 6, 6: 2, 6: 2 and was able to celebrate the greatest success of her career. Because of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine, professionals from Russia and Belarus were excluded from Wimbledon. Rybakina had said several times during the tournament that he was happy to represent Kazakhstan.
Biting comments on social networks: There were heated debates about Rybakina on social media. “It’s ironic that a tournament that banned Russians from participating is won by a thoroughbred Russian born in Moscow,” said Twitter in one of countless comments. Rybakina didn’t get involved and thanked her fellow Kazakhs: “You’ve got on believed me. There’s no question how I feel anymore. I’ve been on a journey as a Kazakh player for a long time.”