July 19, 2024

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Russia claims credit for Elena Rybakina’s women’s title

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Russian Tennis Federation was speedy to declare Elena Rybakina as “our product” on her operate to the women’s title at Wimbledon.

They then praised her instruction plan in the nation following she gained the Venus Rosewater Dish as Wimbledon winner whilst representing Kazakhstan.

“It’s the Russian university, after all. She played right here with us for a lengthy time, and then in Kazakhstan,” Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpishchev instructed sporting activities site Championat on Saturday soon after Rybakina beat Ons Jabeur 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Centre Court docket.

The 23-year-aged Rybakina was born on Moscow and performed in the Russian process until eventually 2018, when economic difficulties led to her nationality change.

Elena Rybakina kisses the trophy after her win in the women's final.

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There has been no official response from the Kremlin on Rybakina’s Wimbledon achievements, but some commentators have claimed her victory as a Russian achievement and a symbolic snub to the All England Club’s ban on gamers representing Russia and Belarus.

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