Elena Rybakina, unwell, withdraws from quarter-finals in Berlin

Elena Rybakina, unwell, withdraws from quarter-finals in Berlin

Elena Rybakina did not stay long on the Steffi-Graf court in Berlin on Friday. After fifteen minutes, the Kazhakhe, visibly ill, went to her chair, livid, while she was trailing 3-1, 15/15 and gave up, allowing her opponent, Victoria Azarenka (19th), to rally the semis. -finals of this WTA 500. The 34-year-old Belarusian will face the winner of the match between her compatriot Aryna Sabalenka (2nd) and the Russian Anna Kalinskaya (24th).

This is not the first time that Rybakina, 4th in the world, has abandoned or renounced a tournament due to health concerns. In Dubai, ill, she did not show up to play her quarter-final. In Indian Wells, she withdrew due to gastrointestinal complaints. Suffering, she was unable to compete in the Rome tournament, where she was the title holder. And if we go back a little further, she gave up playing her third round at Roland Garros last year, not feeling well.

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