‘Servebot’ Elena Rybakina matches Serena Williams for yet another record in Miami following her runner-up finish

Elena Rybakina's brilliant form continues in the Miami Open 2023 where she also made many records to her name.


‘Servebot’ Elena Rybakina matches Serena Williams for yet another record in Miami following her runner-up finish

Serena Williams and Elena Rybakina

Elena Rybakina continued her ace-hitting form in the Miami Open final as she serves more than 10 aces in a single match for six consecutive matches in the same tournament. In this match too she hit 12 aces. She became the first female tennis player since Serena Williams achieved the same feat in the victorious campaign at Wimbledon in 2015.

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The Kazah tennis professional also hit 179 winners in this tournament. She becomes the first player to hit most winners in a single WTA tournament in the last three seasons.

The stat-collecting agency OptaAce shared these interesting facts on social media.

10 – Elena Rybakina is the first player to serve 10+ aces for six matches in the same tournament since Serena Williams in Wimbledon 2015. Unstoppable,” the caption read.

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“179 – Elena Rybakina is the player with the most winners in a single WTA Tour tournament in the last three seasons (179 at the Miami Open 2023). Hammering,” the caption read.

However, even with such brilliant stats and odds in her favour, she unexpectedly lost the final of the Miami Open 2023 to Petra Kvitova.

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Elena Rybakina extends her support to development of tennis in Kazakhstan

Elena Rybakina (Image Credit: Sky Sports)
Elena Rybakina (Image Credit: Sky Sports)

The current World No.7 got immense support from her family and Kazakhstan tennis association during her growth years. She turned pro in 2016 and since then her career is on an ascendancy. Elena Rybakina won her career’s maiden Grand Slam title, i.e., the Wimbledon in 2022 and reached the final of the Australian Open this season.

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She also won her career’s maiden Indian Wells Open title. She is on a successful run and has now decided to share her happiness with others. The 23-year old has recently donated 2.5 million KZT from her earned prize money for the development of tennis in Kazakhstan.

Previously, she also donated $77,000 to support young girls who dream of becoming tennis players like herself.

“We have a lot of good juniors. They need support like everyone else. Hopefully we will see them around soon.” she had said in an interview on the sidelines of the Miami Open.

As the first half of the hard court swing of the season is over, Elena Rybakina will start her preparation for the clay swing of the season. She has at most times struggled on clay courts. However, this time she will be hoping to improve her record and performances in these tennis tournaments.

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