Elena Rybakina
All of those questions about who would step to the fore once Serena Williams walked away from the tennis tour seem to be getting answered with three names: Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina.
Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina won the Italian Open when Ukrainian opponent Anhelina Kalinina retired eary in the second set due to a left thigh injury.
Twelfth-seeded Petra Kvitova won the Miami Open in her 13th appearance, beating seventh-seeded Elena Rybakina with a marathon tiebreaker in a 7-6 (14), 6-2 victory Saturday.
Elena Rybakina routed top-ranked Iga Swiatek 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the BNP Paribas Open final. She’ll play Aryna Sabalenka, who beat Maria Sakkari 6-2, 6-3, in Sunday’s title match in the Southern California desert.
Top-ranked Iga Swiatek breezed past Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-3 to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Aryna Sabalenka’s Australian Open championship is about persistence.

It’s about the value of confronting, not ignoring, problems.
Aryna Sabalenka has won her first Grand Slam title by coming back to beat Elena Rybakina 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Australian Open women’s final.

Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina plays in her second final in the past three Grand Slam tournaments when she meets No. 5 Aryana Sabalenka for the women’s singles championship.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Aryna Sabalenka figures she’ll feel some jitters when she steps out on court to face Elena Rybakina in the Australian Open women’s final.
Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina has reached her second final in the past three Grand Slam tournaments by beating Victoria Azarenka 7-6 (4), 6-3 at the Australian Open.

Victoria Azarenka continues her quest for a third Australian Open title a decade after her last championship at Melbourne Park when she plays Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina in one of two women’s semifinals at night.

Sebastian Korda plays in his first Gland Slam singles quarterfinal against Karen Khachanov at the Australian Open.
Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina has eliminated No. 1-ranked Iga Swiatek and 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko has defeated Coco Gauff in the Australian Open’s fourth round.

Top-ranked Iga Swiatek takes on Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina for a place in the quarterfinals at the Australian Open.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Petra Kvitova issued a reminder of her ability ahead of the Australian Open when she beat Elena Rybakina on Monday in a clash of Wimbledon champions at the Adelaide International.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Australia and Kazakhstan claimed victories on the opening day of the Billie Jean King Cup, the biggest team event in women’s tennis.
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — No. 1-ranked Iga Swiatek became the first WTA Tour player since 2017 to achieve 60 wins in a calendar year when she reached yet another final on Saturday in the Czech Republic.
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Two Grand Slam champions fought for nearly two hours each to top American qualifiers and reach the Agel Open semifinals on Friday.
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Top-ranked Iga Swiatek advanced to the quarterfinals of the Agel Open after Ajla Tomljanovic retired with an injury during the second set of their second-round match on Wednesday.
TOKYO (AP) — Two players from Russia and two from China advanced to the semifinals of the Pan Pacific Open on Friday.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — A most unusual Wimbledon wrapped up with one new face and one quite familiar face as singles champions.
The president of the Russian Tennis Federation was quick to claim Elena Rybakina as “our product” on her run to the women’s title at Wimbledon.
Elena Rybakina served her way right into the Wimbledon void by winning this year’s tournament at the All England Club and might just be a new rival for Iga Swiatek and Naomi Osaka on the women’s tour.
Elena Rybakina has defeated Ons Jabeur 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the Wimbledon final to become the first tennis player from Kazakhstan to win a Grand Slam singles championship.

There will be a new Grand Slam champion on Centre Court when Ons Jabeur plays Elena Rybakina on Saturday in the Wimbledon final.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Ons Jabeur — the first Arab woman to reach a Grand Slam tennis final — is such a star in her homeland that her father calls her “the daughter of all Tunisia” and the government wants to make her a special ambassador.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The names and faces of the star players at Wimbledon didn’t matter to Elena Rybakina when she was a child.

Novak Djokovic will be back on Centre Court in the Wimbledon semifinals on Friday.

The women will take center stage at Wimbledon all on their own Thursday with both semifinal matches on Centre Court.
Simona Halep’s first appearance at Wimbledon since winning the title three years ago is going just as good as it did the last time.