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Elena Rybakina particulars her well being struggles all through 2024 after shock RG exit

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Elena Rybakina mentioned it was “a foul day” in opposition to Jasmine Paolini and in addition shared that she was once more hampered with well being points, which embody allergy symptoms and sleeping points. 

Rybakina, seeded at No. 4, did not appear to be her normal all through the match in opposition to Paolini earlier than struggling a 2-6 6-4 4-6 defeat to the Twelfth-seeded Italian within the French Open quarterfinal. Within the second set, Rybakina was 3 times down by a break however each time managed to get well and in the end pressure a 3rd set. 

However when the third set began, Rybakina’s inconsistent play continued and it culminated within the 2022 Wimbledon champion exiting the French Open sooner than anticipated. 

“It was a foul day. As I used to be saying, I used to be struggling somewhat bit with the well being points previous few weeks, so I believe it is simply all collectively. However ultimately regardless of all these items, which had been possibly occurring exterior of the court docket, I managed to get to the quarters. I believe it is a fairly good consequence,” Rybakina mentioned.

“After all, I all the time wish to win, however numerous powerful opponents, numerous matches, and I believe general it has been constructive French Open for me.”

Elena Rybakina
Elena Rybakina © Getty Photographs Sport – Dan Istitene

 

Rybakina explains her well being struggles all through 2024

After revealing that she was scuffling with a virus throughout the French Open, Rybakina additionally wasn’t capable of defend her Indian Wells attributable to a gastrointestinal sickness. Then simply earlier than the French Open, the 24-year-old Kazakh additionally did not defend her Rome title, once more citing an sickness. 

At Roland Garros, Rybakina managed to play and make the quarterfinal. However Rybakina making a deep run did not imply that she was totally wholesome. 

Now, Rybakina confirms that she hasn’t actually had points with accidents this yr but it surely’s slightly coping with sicknesses and allergy symptoms.

“Effectively, I am not going to go deep on this matter for positive, however l’ve been working loads, and I believe there may be numerous, as I say, ups and downs. It is all the time completely different, however as I all the time say, additionally, the schedule just isn’t straightforward,” Rybakina mentioned.

“On the finish of the day everyone is making an attempt to handle as greatest as attainable. I believe l’ve performed loads. As I mentioned, if the physique is on the restrict, I am unable to go on the court docket. If I am not 100% prepared, then it is a threat to even get greater accidents or one thing.

“For now it has been well being with allergy symptoms, sleeping, so it is somewhat bit completely different from possibly final yr once I had again issues. I heal. It is all the time ups and downs. It is tennis, so we’re simply looking for the very best means for me to arrange and be prepared for large occasions like Grand Slams and 1000 occasions.”

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Elena Rybakina © Getty Photographs Sport – Julian Finney

 

Rybakina assesses her 2024 outcomes

After dominantly successful Brisbane in her opening match of the yr, Rybakina disappointingly misplaced within the Australian Open second spherical. And since then, Rybakina has missed some huge tournaments however has nonetheless managed to win titles in Abu Dhabi and Stuttgart, and in addition end as runner-up in Doha and Miami.

Particularly throughout the clay season, Rybakina received her first Stuttgart title – was a semifinalist in Madrid – and now made the French Open quarterfinal. 

Contemplating the circumstances and well being points which have plagued her all through 2024, the 24-year-old Kazakh feels she has performed nicely within the first half of the season. 

“I am actually pleased with the outcomes. I imply, I performed so many matches. Additionally, good wins in opposition to prime gamers. After all, it is numerous ups and downs from my aspect, lacking some occasions. After all, I want to play all the pieces, but when the physique is on the restrict, I can not do something,” Rybakina mentioned.

“For now I am fairly completely satisfied, and if I can proceed like this till the top of the yr it’ll be not dangerous for positive.”

Elena Rybakina
Elena Rybakina © Getty Photographs Sport – Chris Hyde

 

Now, Rybakina will most likely take a few days off to relaxation and get well. After that, Rybakina will most likely begin training on grass and getting ready for the upcoming grass season.

Final month, a WTA 500 event in Berlin launched its entry checklist and Rybakina’s identify was on it. If all the pieces stays as deliberate, Rybakina ought to then kick off her grass season in Berlin, which begins on June seventeenth.

In Berlin, Rybakina is predicted to make her third look. Beforehand, Rybakina picked up round-of-16 exits in Berlin in 2021 and 2023.

Since Berlin’s entry checklist additionally options Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka and Coco Gauff, Rybakina may face some fairly powerful competitors in her opening grass occasion.

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