Ons Jabeur, Elena Rybakina to clash in historic Wimbledon

Ons Jabeur, Elena Rybakina to clash in historic Wimbledon women’s final : LONDON The women’s final at Wimbledon is scheduled for the next day. Ons Jabeur from Tunisia will take on the Kazakhstani player Elena Rybakina in a match with first-time Grand Slam finalists after both had a win on Thursday. Jabeur 27 defeated Tatjana Maria from Germany 6-1, 6-2 6-1, while Rybakina 23 defeated Romanian Simona Halep 6-3, 6-1.

The final is going to be special for both players. Both Jabeur nor Rybakina have ever made it past the quarterfinals at the Grand Slam in their careers.

Jabeur made it to the quarter-finals of Jabeur reached the quarter-finals at Australian Open in 2020 as well as the previous years’ Wimbledon while Rybakina reached the final eight of the French Open last year.

The two will now meet in Wimbledon. This isn’t the only occasion Jabeur Rybakina and Jabeur Rybakina have played one another however this is their first encounter against each against each other in an official Grand Slam. Jabeur has a lead of 2-1 over Rybakina in the year 2019.

The winner of Saturday’s contest will also be the fifth year in a row with the first female champion at Wimbledon.

Ons Jabeur, Elena Rybakina to clash in historic Wimbledon

Although Jabeur established a personal best and set a personal best, she also achieved it in a geographical sense. Jabeur was an original Tunisian tennis player (male male or female) and the and the first Arab tennis player (male as well as female) and also the first woman from Africa to make it to the Grand Slam final in the Open Era.

“I am a proud Tunisian woman standing here right now,” Jabeur declared after her win over Maria. “I am aware that in Tunisia the people are awestruck right today. I try to be an inspiration the best possible.”

Prior to on Thursday South Africans Irene Bowder Peacock during the 1927 French Open, and Renee Schuurman during 1959’s Australian Open, were the only African women to reach the Grand Slam Singles Final.

“It’s an opportunity to realize a dream through years of effort and sacrifice. I’m pleased that the sacrifice has paid off and I’m looking forward to one more game,” said Jabeur.

“Physically, Tatjana is a formidable player, she isn’t willing to give up. I was thinking she’d give upthe way she moves as well as her serve and everything else that she does on court are amazing. I wish she stays in this way. We must not repeat the same mistake. I’m fine for now.

Jabeur cruised through the opening set against mother of two Maria breaking in third and 7th sets. The Tunisian shot 15 winners to her opponent’s 6 in the first set, and did not have to face any break point.

But Maria who was said in the words of Jabeur as her “barbecue buddy”, did get through to three points in the third set on the back of a succession that included delicate slices.

Jabeur’s 17 mistakes that were not forced in the second round were in stark contrast to the six errors of the more precise German that leveled the match. There was no surprise winner as Maria’s challenge of 103rd place was stopped. Jabeur made the double break to take an advantage of 5-0 before sealing her place in history with an additional match point.

Rybakina was able to take down the former champion Halep with a powerful performance to earn her first Grand Slam showpiece. Halep was caught in the crosshairs an attack from Kazakh, a Russian born Kazakh she fought, who battered the Romanian opponent with sharp serves and brutal forehands.

Halep who was the world champion in 2019 did not help her cause by committing numerous double errors to deny Rybakina chances in key occasions.

The 17th seed required very little help, since her name was the only tennis player from Kazakhstan to make it to the Grand Slam final.

“It was really good, today I was mentally prepared and did everything I could and it was an amazing match,” she added.

“I think it’s going be a fantastic match [versus Jabeur. She’s a fantastic player and a very tough player. It’s going to be easy playing against her volleys and drop shots.”

The 23-year-old Rybakina who is the leader of the ace in the women’s championship has switched her citizenship from Russia to Kazakhstan in 2018 in order to benefit from more financial aid.

Russian as well as Belarusian players were barred in this season’s Wimbledon due to the invasion of Ukraine.


While this is happening, Rafael Nadal is facing an uphill battle to make it to Friday’s exciting Wimbledon semi-final with Nick Kyrgios.

The possibility of a meeting between 22-time Grand Slam champion Nadal and the charismatic Australian is in the works for a while now. Kyrgios knocked out Stefanos Tsitsipas in a tense third-round encounter.

Kyrgios performed admirably in his last eight encounter against unseeded Chilean Cristian Garin, on Wednesday, winning straight sets to make the first Grand Slam semi-final.

However, it was the opposite for Nadal who was forced to fight an abdominal injury during the gruelling five-set loss to the 11th seeded American Taylor Fritz.

A second-seed, clearly suffering from pain, appeared unlikely to win the match after he was forced be forced to take a medical time-out during the third set.

However, he returned to court twice and bounced back from a set-down to prevail 7-5, 3-6 3-7, 7-5 and 7-6 (10-4) in just four twenty-one minutes and forty minutes.

The additional time spent on court for Nadal which is two hours more than Kyrgios -is a reason in and of itself, but Nadal’s injury could raise the possibility that he might not be able to play in his semi-final.

Nadal Nadal, who was the champion in 2008 and 2010 has admitted to being uncertain about his participation in the tournament , as Nadal is aiming for the third leg of a unique schedule Grand Slam.

“I can’t give you a clear answer because if I gave you a clear answer and tomorrow another thing happens, I will be a liar,” the 36-year-old told reporters following his quarter-final victory.

Spanish sports newspaper Marca published this week that Nadal is suffering from an “seven-millimetre” tear to his abdomen, but is determined to continue playing.

The spotlight is so focused on the Kyrgios against Nadal match that British’s Cameron Norrie continues to avoid the full attention of the spotlight while he is preparing to face the world number one Novak Djokovic in the other semi-final.

Djokovic who is bidding for his fourth consecutive Wimbledon trophy and seventh overall He is the clear favorite to win the title on Sunday and end the season that has been difficult. year.

But the ninth seed Norrie is the fourth British player to make it to the semi-finals of the modern era of professional tennis He isn’t going to be intimidated. With an enthusiastic Centre Court crowd roaring him on the possibility of anything, anything could happen.

“It’s one of the tougher tasks in tennis, I’m going to have to definitely raise my level and raise my level of focus to have a shot with him,” Norrie told reporters.

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