Rybakina Admits She's Struggling With Sleep Issues And Allergies At Roland Garros

Rybakina Admits She's Struggling With Sleep Issues And Allergies At Roland Garros

by Zachary Wimer

Elena Rybakina admitted that her life has not been smooth sailing off the court so far in Paris, as she's not sleeping well and is struggling with allergies.

Rybakina was forced to withdraw from last year's Roland Garros due to a sickness that came on suddenly during the event. She tried to play with it but realized minutes into her practice that it would simply be impossible, so she pulled out.

It was very annoying for her because she looked really strong last year. Struggling like that is not new for the Kazakhstani player. She's struggled with sickness and allergies before and allergies are back this year.

This is peak allergy season, so anybody who struggles with similar issues won't be too surprised by the fact that the world no. 4 has been dealing with it as well. Another thing that has been plaguing her this week has been sleep.

"Yes. I mean, I've been struggling a bit with sleep, some issues. So, of course, I had to skip tournaments. Also allergies and everything. Now I'm feeling pretty well and focused."

Rybakina on her struggles

In spite of those issues, Rybakina has been performing pretty well on the courts, winning her matches with ease. She's one of the favorites for the season's second major, though not the top favorite, because a three-time champion, Iga Swiatek, is also in the draw.

The reporters in the French capital also asked Rybakina to explain a bit more in detail what was going on with her sleep, but she didn't provide much detail at all.

"I think everybody when they work a lot, it's not easy to sleep. Then the recovery is not the greatest... Well, guys, I think everybody faces some issues. It can be anything. So I don't know what to answer more on that."

Rybakina on the sleep issues


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