Rybakina Hoping For Rain To Help Her Again In Avoiding Allergies In Rome

Rybakina Hoping For Rain To Help Her Again In Avoiding Allergies In Rome

by Zachary Wimer

Elena Rybakina hopes that things will turn out well at the Italian Open in Rome once more after she got quite lucky and won the trophy last year.

Rybakina usually doesn't have a smooth transition from the Madrid Open to the WTA 1000 tournament in Rome, but the last year was different. Unlike in previous years, the Kazakhstani player was able to put together some really solid performances to find a really good rhythm.

The event was rainy in 2023, which created havoc in the schedule, but Rybakina didn't really feel it because while it impacted the schedule, it helped her to minimize the impact of her allergy.

As a result, the combination of luck and a good player was enough to push her to the trophy. She spoke about it after her Madrid Open exit, admitting that she hopes things go similarly this time as well.

The plan is to go to Rome and get acclimated to the conditions because it is a tricky transition, especially for Rybakina, who often speaks about the issue with her allergy in the Italian capital.

"For me now it's important to take days off and then to try to get used to the conditions there in Rome. Of course, the ball is gonna fly differently, and just to feel the courts and everything. I played well last year so hopefully I'm gonna feel good."

She further jokingly said that she hopes for some more help from the weather, because it worked out well last year, helping her to avoid the allergy. As the past few months showed, anything can happen, as just two weeks ago, we had players playing in the snow in Munich.

After losing in Madrid, Rybakina will be the defending champion at the Italian Open, hoping to defend her trophy in the Italian capital.


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