'Destroyed' Rybakina Reveals She 'Picked Up Some Injuries' After Montreal Exit

'Destroyed' Rybakina Reveals She 'Picked Up Some Injuries' After Montreal Exit

by Evita Mueller

Elena Rybakina put up a valiant fight against Liudmila Samsonova at the 2023 Canadian Open in Montreal, but she ultimately lost the match in three sets.

It was a disappointing finish to the WTA 1000 event for Rybakina, who tried her best despite having some rather unfortunate circumstances at the event. One incredibly late finish completely wrecked her rhythm, and another rain-ridden long night didn't help either. Her match was postponed to the next day, giving her more time to prepare, but it only helped a little.

She took the opening set 6-1 but then faltered as the match went on, which left many puzzled as to what happened. Speaking after the match, Rybakina admitted that she picked up some minor injuries along the way in Montreal that hampered her on top of the crazy schedule.

Yeah, definitely I feel destroyed just because of the scheduling and the whole situation. I'm not really happy about it, but yeah, it is what it is. Unfortunately, players cannot do much in these situations. The decision is not really ours.

Weather was not helpful. So I picked up some injuries I would say, but we tried to manage it and see how we will go from that.

Rybakina didn't really expand too much on what kind of injury she picked up after the match so it's unclear what type of injuries they are. It's probably minor because she continued playing which she wouldn't have if it was a bigger injury but there is a chance that her Cincinnati Masters participation comes into question. She should be good for the US Open though as missing that would be devastating.

Well, yeah, it was a tough match physically, especially for me. I know that she played really well. So, yeah, just hopefully she can also try to recover and give a good fight and good match in the Final.

Rybakina on the match


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