Wimbledon 2022: Controversy Over Elena Rybakina Victory, Russia Said- We Won Wimbledon Grandslam, Celebrated Victory
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Russia celebrates the victory of Alina Rybakina, who plays for Kazakhstan, on winning the Wimbledon title. On the victory of Moscow-born Ribakina, Russia said – We won Wimbledon. This has sparked controversy. Russian Tennis Association President Shemil Tarpyshev said – Very good. We won Wimbledon. 23-year-old Ribakina, who won her maiden Grand Slam title for Kazakhstan and the continent of Asia, defeated Tunisia’s Ons Jebuar 3-6 6-2 6-2 in the final.
McEnroe questions the Duchess of Cambridge’s award
The Duchess of Cambridge presented the winning trophy to Russian-born Rebakina. Questions were also raised on this. John McEnroe, a veteran tennis player, said – I do not mean anything with politics, but everyone will think that the Duchess of Cambridge gave the trophy to the Russian-born Rebakina from her hand. McEnroe said Ribakina is Russian and her parents live in Moscow.
It is noteworthy that because of the invasion of Ukraine, players from Russia and Belarus were banned from playing at Wimbledon. On the other hand, the ATP and WTA will not include Wimbledon wins in ranking points because of the ban on players from Russia and Belarus. The intention behind banning the players was to prevent photographs of Russia winning and lifting the trophy on the Presidential victory of the Russian Federation. Born on 17 June 1999 in Moscow, Alina represented Russia until 2018. After this she started playing from Kazakhstan for financial help.
I didn’t choose where I was born, I played for Kazakhstan: Ribakina
Not getting into political controversy, Ribakina said, she is playing for Kazakhstan. The 17th seed Alina said she has been representing Kazakhstan in major tournaments including the Olympics for a long time. He said, she doesn’t know what is going on. She is not doing anything from her side. He said, I did not choose where I was born. People believe in me. Kazakhstan supported me. I showed the flag there. I don’t know why this question is being raised. Alina thanked the Tennis Federation of Kazakhstan, saying she became the first player to win a Grand Slam for the country (in women’s and men’s). “The President of the Kazakhstan Tennis Association, Bulat Utemuratov, supported me and came to watch the match,” he said.