Elena Rybakina reached Wimbledon quarter-finals for the first time© AFP
Elena Rybakina from Kazakhstan reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the first time on Monday with a win over Petra Martic. The Russian-born 17th seed won 7-5, 6-3 and will face France’s Alize Cornet or Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic for a place in the semi-finals. Rybakina, who switched nationalities in 2018, has made it to the last eight without dropping a set. The 23-year-old is playing in her second Grand Slam quarterfinal, after also reaching the last eight at the French Open in 2021.
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