"You call this snappy?": Chris Evert defends Elena Rybakina for calling out journalists for asking 'simple question' at Roland Garros

Wednesday, 29 May 2024 at 11:15
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Former world number one Chris Evert has defended Elena Rybakina for her response to the media during the French Open. The current world number four, who has started the Roland Garros as one of the favourites to lift the title, produced a dominating display in the opening round of the competition where she defeated Greet Minnen in straight sets with a score of 6-2, 6-3 on Monday.
After the match, Rybakina was clearly not happy when a journalist asked her about what it takes to becoming a Grand Slam champion. "It’s quite basic. You need to work hard; do all the things usually you don’t want to do. I mean, simple question, simple answers. So, guys, something else?" she said.
It was not the first time that the Moscow-born was not happy with the question of the journalists, as she was not pleased when a reporter asked about her Yonex kit. "These colors, I didn't choose. It was the brand who chose for me so... some other questions?" she said. A video later shared on the social media platform Instagram claims that Rybakina snapped at reporters during the mega-event. That caption did not go well with Evert who defended the one-time Grand Slam winner by stating that: "What???? you call this snappy? omg, you guys are reaching...😂😂😂.”

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