Tennis champion Elena Rybakina rips the new WTA rule

Through a harsh Instagram post, Elena Rybakina made interesting statements and practically called the WTA leaders a clown, using this emoji

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Tennis champion Elena Rybakina rips the new WTA rule
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Through a harsh Instagram post, Elena Rybakina made interesting statements and practically called the WTA leaders a clown, using this emoji. A controversy that she is causing quite a bit of discussion in these hours and which sees several tennis players, especially in the top positions, quite annoyed.

The circuit is dealing with a new important controversy, we will see if there will be a response to the controversy from the federation.

In the first round of the WTA tournament in Tokyo, the tennis player will face Noskova while there will be a Bye for Maria Sakkari and Caroline Garcia.

Here's her post: "Thanks for the last minute rule changes. Fantastic decision, as always, by the WTA."

What happened

After a few days of stalemate, the tennis circuit is back in full swing, and it does so by returning to Asia.

To tell the truth, women's tennis returned for the last week in Guadalajara and the circuit saw the beautiful victory of the Greek Maria Sakkari, who finally returned to success after some time. A not impossible draw and a final against an opponent on the inferior card but a luxury semi-final won against the French Caroline Garcia.

Precisely thanks to this semi-final Caroline Garcia and Maria Sakkari will take advantage of a rule, blocked for a few years but back in vogue here in Tokyo.

As tennis players who reached the final or semi-final in the previous tournament, they will be able to have the Bye, even to the detriment of tennis players with a better ranking.

It will therefore happen, looking at the scoreboard of the Tokyo tournament, that Caroline Garcia and Maria Sakkari will have the Bye while Elena Rybakina, winner of Wimbledon 2022 and finalist in Australia this year, will have to play a first round match.

This was not particularly welcome also because according to Rybakina it was a last-minute change.

Here is the X post from journalist José Morgado who reports the tennis player's post and underlines the harsh attack:

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