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Russian Tennis Federation claims Elena Rybakina as ‘our product’ after Wimbledon title run

LONDON — The Russian Tennis Federation was quick to claim Elena Rybakina as “our product” in her run to the Wimbledon women’s title. She then praised her training schedule in the country after winning the Venus Rosewater Dish as Wimbledon champion while representing Kazakhstan. “After all, it’s the Russian school. She played here with us …

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Phoenix Mercury, Connecticut Sun observes 42 seconds of silence for Brittney Griner

8:02 p.m. ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Hang up Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984 and has been with ESPN since 1996. Members of the Phoenix Mercury and Connecticut Sun stood arm-in-arm in a circle at midcourt before Thursday night’s WNBA game …

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