Russia Claims Credit for Elena Rybakina’s Wimbledon Title
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The president of the Russian Tennis Federation was quick to claim Elena Rybakina as “our product” on her run to the women’s title at Wimbledon. He then praised her training program in the country after she won the Venus Rosewater Dish as Wimbledon champion while representing Kazakhstan. Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpishchev says “it’s the Russian school.” The 23-year-old Rybakina beat Ons Jabeur 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the final on Saturday. Rybakina was born on Moscow and played in the Russian system until 2018. She has represented Kazakhstan since.