Australian tennis player Thanasi Kokkinakis recently tweeted some nice words about the newly-crowned Indian Wells champion Elena Rybakina, possibly trying to attract her attention.
The reigning Wimbledon champion Rybakina won her first WTA 1000 title this past weekend at the BNP Paribas Open and ATP player Kokkinakis took to social media to share how he feels about her.
“Rybakina looks like the nicest girl ever,” the 26-year-old wrote on Twitter. Is he publicly hitting on her? Kokkinakis assures us he’s not, as he also wrote in replies to his tweet: “Not having a crack. Relaaaax.” To which Australian player Max Purcell responded: “Yes, you are.”
In the WTA world, Kokkinakis became well-known when he was found in the middle of the scandal that involved tennis couple Donna Vekic and Stan Wawrinka. At the 2015 Rogers Cup, Nick Kyrgios played against Wawrinka and on-court microphones caught him saying “Kokkinakis banged your girlfriend. Sorry to tell you that, mate.”
The 23-year-old Rybakina is naturally beautiful, but what is truly captivating about her are her composure, calmness, modesty, and politeness. Hopefully she’ll once get the popularity and level of marketing she deserves. Regarding her relationship status, Rybakina has never publicly shared her love life and we don’t know her dating history.