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:surprise: I haven't seen in the last decade a more talented player than her. Offensively. Of course, she must be also tested defensively, but offensively she plays like a future top 5 player.

I am amazed by her talent, and she's not like Sharapova who is a basher. Everything is sent to the field. Also good serving.
 

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She's just enjoyable! The score was rude to Tzig but there is a good achievement for both. I loved their attacking tennis.

I can't find her height anywhere.
 

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Why, only because she won a holiday tournament, with an exhausted player that had played pre-quales and quales before the tournament itself? I haven`t notice much talent to her, only a ball basher with a great week to a poor tournament and no impressive draw. I am Romanian so I do not want to be acused of something by talking like that about the tournament.
 

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Why, only because she won a holiday tournament, with an exhausted player that had played pre-quales and quales before the tournament itself? I haven`t notice much talent to her, only a ball basher with a great week to a poor tournament and no impressive draw. I am Romanian so I do not want to be acused of something by talking like that about the tournament.
Did you watch 's-Hertogenbosch on grass? Rybakina beat:

- McHale 6-2 7-6
- Lepchenko 6-1 6-2
- van Uytvanck 6-3 6-4
- Flipkens 6-4 6-4

Bashers are those that don't hit the field, she's just talented. Like Korolev for instance, he was the best example (but in the ATP). Without training hard, he started to hit the ball only to the net or in out. Sabalenka is starting to be more like a basher now, and Sharapova is a semi-basher. All the shots of Rybakina are well CONTROLLED, nothing at all like a basher.
 

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She looks like the more muscular version of Vekic. :eek:

I do like her look of tall, slim yet muscular female with the high braided ponytail.. She looks more interesting that a lot of the other proposed future stars of the tour. Her game is also very nice. So wishing her all the best. :)
 

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She looks like the more muscular version of Vekic. <img src="https://i.imgur.com/R5mAnvO.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" />

I do like her look of tall, slim yet muscular female with the high braided ponytail.. She looks more interesting that a lot of the other proposed future stars of the tour. Her game is also very nice. So wishing her all the best. <img src="https://i.imgur.com/MdveASt.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" />
Yeah, noticed that before, I can definitely see a bit of Vekic in her face as well.

It's crazy to think that 6 months ago when they met at Playford W25, Katie Swan was seeded and actually ranked 6 places higher, 176-182, yet come Monday, there will be almost 200 places between them, and that's with a grass season and 4 MDWCs just gone.

They are pretty much exactly the same age as well, Katie a couple of months older. They do currently look absolute night and day away in terms of game, weapons and talent, but maybe Katie can take a bit of inspiration that if/when her personal issues are behind her, she can push on, even if it is just threatening the top 100.

Rybakina is fast becoming one of my favourite players to watch.
 

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i am a huge fan since Istanbul, first time i saw her !

immediately seduced me because she has imppressive power but contrary to many other player it looks controled !

she reminds me a bit of Milos Raonic, so tall but with strong body, and smooth

just please not too much hype, Bucarest draw was very easy, much more than in turkey.

only beat one top 50 !

Di guiseppe, Badosa, Christian and Tig are not even in top 100 lol

really wan to see her against more top 50 player for the end of the year
 

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Unfortunate last name. So close to Rybarikova.:devil:
 

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Noticed her last year in St Petersburg, she was playing Garcia. If she's improving, it's more slowly than Anisimova and Yastremska so far. I have seen her two or three times since (including USO qualies), but not in Bucharest.
 

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Unfortunate last name. So close to Rybarikova.:devil:
So I wasn't the only one confusing her, good.

Yeah, she could have a future, but I want to see her against top players first. This really wasn't a test for her, to see where her level truly is at we need to see her play a top 20 player or even a top 10 player. As she climbs up she'll start getting main draw entry at bigger and bigger tournaments so I know we won't have to wait long for that.

I was looking at her wins this year and she seems to have had a pretty great season so far, but at a low to medium level all things considered, so let's not jump on the hype train quite yet, give her time to show her talents and of course give us time to really see what she can do.
 

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i am a huge fan since Istanbul, first time i saw her !

immediately seduced me because she has imppressive power but contrary to many other player it looks controled !

she reminds me a bit of Milos Raonic, so tall but with strong body, and smooth

just please not too much hype, Bucarest draw was very easy, much more than in turkey.

only beat one top 50 !
Just that Raonic relies a lot on his serve. He isn't so talented in groundstrokes, but of course he can do well on volleys and damages with his forehand. In my opinion he isn't a very talented player without serve.

And it wasn't Rybakina's fault the draw became easier. For instance Tzig was tired maybe in the final, but also met a very class opponent. And Tzig kicked Sevastova or Siegemund in straight sets. 6-3 6-1 against a working Siegemund. And Kristyna Pliskovic in 3 sets.

really wan to see her against more top 50 player for the end of the year
Didn't you watch her in Den Bosch?

- McHale 6-2 7-6
- Lepchenko 6-1 6-2
- van Uytvanck 6-3 6-4
- Flipkens 6-4 6-4

Van Uytvanck is top 50 and Flipkens on grass is great.

She looks like the more muscular version of Vekic. :eek:
I don't think Donna is that talented but for her lately the hard work provides. And Elena might be taller.
 

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Yes, she sure has the potential to be a future star :)
Tall, easy power with her great serve and amazing forehand.
Also quite safe strokes with a lot of power and depth.
I also saw some nice dropshots and good volleys.

Lena Rybakina reminds me of Anisimova :p
Both are very talented girls with easy power. Beautiful clean powerful strokes.
But Lena has the stronger serve.
And Amanda has the stronger backhand.
Both have defense/movement as their weakness and must improve it.

Lena is not as risky, plays safer and smarter and with more control than Yastremska.

We will see if Rybakina improves her game. She has to.
(Paszek or Karatantcheva or Larcher de Brito never improved since young age.)
We will also see if Lena has the much needed consistency.
Also can she handle the pressure ? Mental strength will be the key.
 

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