WATCH: Petra Kvitova defeats Elena Rybakina in the 2023 Miami Open final.


It’s been a busy year for Elena Rybakina, but the Indian Wells champion and Miami finalist always finds time to relax and unwind. The 23-year-old extended her stay in Florida for one more magical adventure during the North American spring swing, as she and older sister Anna took a trip to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando.

On the court, Rybakina is known for her cool demeanor and lowkey mannerisms. Case in point, remember when Rybakina celebrated her first Grand Slam victory at Wimbledon with a quick fistpump and a barely there half-smile?

But off the court, Rybakina was all smiles as the sisters checked out the rides, caught some throw beads during a Mardi Gras parade and took a walk through the parks’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter:

It’s always great to see a different side of Rybakina, which usually happens on the weeks when her older sister is visiting. Anna is frequently shown in the Rybakina team box supporting Elena, and her hilarious reactions tend to go viral after each match.

"Every time she's coming with me it's always good results. Whether it was the win at Wimbledon, the whole family came to the final of the Australian Open, and she's here with me, so it's a win again,” Rybakina told WTA Insider in Indian Wells. “It's really nice to be around her.

“Actually, when she talks to me she's very calm, but then I see all these videos during the matches and I'm like, What were you doing? She's very emotional and she supports me a lot.”

Check out the good vibes in Anna’s video from Southern California, where Rybakina would go on to win the BNP Paribas Open:


In Miami, Rybakina was one match away from achieving a rare Sunshine Double—winning both WTA 1000 titles during back-to-back weeks—going all the way to the final despite battling fatigue. But she ran up against a resurgent Petra Kvitova, who claimed victory 7-6 (14), 6-2.

The 2023 Australian Open finalist, who sits at a new career-high ranking of world No. 7, is currently gearing up for the European clay-court swing. She is next scheduled to compete at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, before heading to Spain for the Mutua Madrid Open.