Elena Rybakina has won this year's women’s singles Wimbledon. She beat Tunisian Ons Jabeur in the final
Neither player had reached a grand-slam final before, so it was a historic match.
Rybakina is on court representing Kazakhstan, despite being born and raised in Russia.
The explanation for this is simple: in 2018, Rybakina acquired Kazakh citizenship, and has represented them ever since.
23-year-old made this decision when she was nineteen because she knew Kazakhstan would provide her with better coaches, financial backing, and all-round tennis support.
She is not the first player to have represented more than one country. In fact, our very own Cameron Norrie used to play for New Zealand.
However, the ban on Russian and Belarussian players from Wimbledon has meant that Rybakina’s background has been frequently discussed.
When questioned in a post-match interview about Ukraine, she immediately responded with “of course I want the war in Ukraine to end as soon as possible” and for there to be peace.
After an amazing Wimbledon, many tennis fans are interested to find out how much this rising star is worth.
What Is Elena Rybakina’s Net Worth?
As of 2022, Elena Rybakina has an estimated net worth of $1.4 million (over £1,100,000), according to Surprise Sports.
At a very young age, the star showed a keen interest in gymnastics and ice-skating.
However, as she grew, it became clear she would be too tall to make it professionally in either of those sports.
It was with the encouragement of her Dad that she decided to first give tennis a go when she was six.
These days, Rybakina stands at an impressive six-foot – a height that allows her to deliver a damaging serve.