Elena Rybakina admits she is glad over a brand new career-high rating of No 7 on the earth however highlighted that her final purpose is to be the world No 1. Rybakina, 23, rose to a brand new career-high rating this Monday after beating Aryna Sabalenka within the Indian Wells ultimate.
“I feel the most important purpose is after all to be No. 1. There may be nonetheless lengthy option to go. So that is the sort of finish purpose, I might say. For now, I’m 7, however you understand how shortly the rating change. So I have to all the time concentrate on the following event I play.
Yeah, I’m simply making an attempt to not suppose a lot in regards to the rating, particularly now because it’s a protracted option to go (smiling),” Rybakina stated.
Rybakina on being No 2 on the WTA Race
Rybakina is off to an excellent begin to the 2023 season and he or she is presently the second on the WTA Race – the primary is Sabalenka.
“Probably not. I do know that now I’m No. 2, I feel so. However, I imply, it’s only the start of the yr, so nonetheless many tournaments forward. It doesn’t imply something at first, I feel,” Rybakina stated. After ending as runner-up at this yr’s Australian Open, Rybakina broke into the top-10 for the primary time in her profession.
Final summer time, Rybakina received Wimbledon however sadly her run wasn’t rewarded with any rating factors. Had the Wimbledon factors counted, Rybakina would have been ranked at No 6 after final yr’s Wimbledon. However Rybakina did not need to complain as as a substitute she went out and clinched extra sturdy outcomes to achieve the top-10.
Rybakina has been on the rise since final yr’s Wimbledon and now many contemplate her a reputable favourite for title wherever she goes. Now, Rybakina goes to Miami, the place she’s going to goal to win back-to-back titles. It stays to be seen if Rybakina can completely conquer the Sunshine Double.