KAZ Minerals is proud to sponsor Elena Rybakina, the top-ranked Kazakhstani tennis player, for the 2023 to 2025 seasons.
Elena is a dominant force in the world of tennis, having won the 2022 Wimbledon Championship. Elena has also secured a further four WTA tournament victories, winning the 2023 Indian Wells and Rome tournaments, the 2020 Hobart International, and the 2019 Bucharest Open tournaments. Furthermore, she has reached the finals a remarkable nine times.
Elena's passion for tennis began at the age of five, and her professional journey took off in 2016. In June 2018, she made the decision to represent Kazakhstan in her sporting endeavours. Her triumphant victory at Wimbledon in 2022 and her match in the final of the Australian Open in 2023 catapulted her into the Top 10 of the world rankings.
Known for her exceptional skills on hard courts, Elena possesses one of the most formidable serves on the WTA Tour. While her busy touring schedule means she may not be able to spend as much time in Kazakhstan these days, she continues to lend her support to children's tennis events, inspired by the growing number of children and young people taking up the sport.
“I am grateful to the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation and my sponsors, including KAZ Minerals, for believing in me. This support helps me to focus on my sports career and realise my potential. I hope for more wins to come and I am happy to enjoy our common success with my fans in Kazakhstan and elsewhere.”