Tennis and rowing – how Kazakh athletes showed themselves at world tournaments


Kazakhstani Maria Brovkova won a gold medal at the 2023 World Championships in kayaking and canoeing among juniors and youth under 23 in Aronzo (Italy). Performing in the 1000 meters race in the C-1 category, Marina Brovkova showed the best time – 4:35.01 seconds. The silver medal was won by the Sarkan River (Hungary), in third place was Shohsanam Sherzodova (Uzbekistan).

Within the framework of this championship, another Kazakhstani Rufina Iskakova successfully performed. She took second place, losing to the Hungarian Borka Zagyvay in the 1000 meters in the C-1 category.

Meanwhile, on the courts of Wimbledon 2023, Kazakhstani tennis player Yelena Rybakina (3rd in the WTA rankings) defeated Cathy Bulter (89th). Rybakina won with a score of 6:1, 6:1. For reaching the quarterfinals of Wimbledon, Elena will play with Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maya (13 WTA). Earlier, Rybakina defeated the American Shelby Rogers (49th place) – 4:6, 6:1, 6:2, then the Frenchwoman Alize Cornet (74th place) – 6:2, 7:6.

Meanwhile, Kazakh tennis player Alexander Bublik (26th in the ATP ranking) defeated the Americans Mackenzie McDonald (54th) – 6:7, 6:4, 6:4, 6:4 and Jeffrey Wolfe (48th) – 6:3, 7:6, 6:0, as well as the German Maximilian Marterer (170th place) – 6:4, 6:1, 7:6. On Sunday, July 9, Kazakh Alexander Bublik in the 1/8 finals of Wimbledon will meet on the court with Russian Andrey Rublev (7th place).

The ITF Juniors J100 TEHRAN series tournament among players under 18 has ended in Tehran (Iran). The representative of Kazakhstan Danial Rakhmatullaev played in the final of the competition.

It is reported that the 16-year-old pupil of the Aktau tennis school Danial Rakhmatullaev (284 ITF Juniors) defeated the owner of the court Amirali Gavam with a score of 6:0, 6:1 in the decisive game.

It is noted that on the way to the title, Danial defeated all his rivals with the same score 6:0, 6:1. This is Rahmatullayev’s second title in a row in Iran, having also taken the trophy in singles a week ago.

Also in the capital of Iran, another young tennis player from Kazakhstan, Zhakas Kozbak, became the winner in doubles. Kazakhstani in a duet with Dmitry Burtsev from Russia beat Zangar Nurlanuly (Kazakhstan) – Krish Tiaji (Iran) with a score of 7:6 (7:3), 3:6, 10:8.

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