07/09/2022 10:40 p.m.
Born Russian but naturalized Kazakh in 2018, Elena Rybakina won Wimbledon this Saturday by beating Tunisian Ons Jabeur (3-6, 6-2, 6-2) in the final.
A victory hailed with enthusiasm by the President of the Russian Tennis Federation, Shamil Tarpischev: “ It’s amazing ! Well done Rybakina! We won the Wimbledon tournament! »
A snub to the British government and the organization of the London Major when Russian and Belarusian players this year were not allowed inside the All England Club. This because of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.
Already after the qualification in the final of Elena Rybakina, Tarpischev rejoiced thus: “ We will support Elena. She is a product of Russian tennis! »
Born in Moscow 23 years ago, the interested party nevertheless never hid having opted for Kazakh nationality in order to be better supported financially and sportingly.