He is making history for his adopted country. At 23 years old and her first attempt at a Grand Slam final, Elena Rybakina finished her surprising two weeks in style on Saturday, beating world number 2 Ounce Jabeur 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 at 1h47. Play on Center Court in the Wimbledon Final. After an early match where he looked very nervous, he was able to find his rhythm and impose his walking strength on his opponent.
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This is why he is the first player between Kazakhstan and Tunisia to be currently a Grand Slam champion. Until the very end, Elena Rybakina’s sensation surprised her world. And the most surprising thing is that when he misses the start of the match, it says a lot about his mental strength.
Once launched, Rybakina did not spin
Ounce Jabeur definitely thought of keeping the good ending at the end of the half hour in this episode. Very aggressive on the striker side, he looked like he was inspired by the serve, gaining favorite status. Picking up speed and opposing variations, Rybakina accumulated blunders. Breaking in the third game, the Kazakh player once again lost his commitment to drop the first set, rushing his shots, clearly taken by the event (17 mandatory errors on this first move).
But Rybakina has the pride of a champion and proved it from the start of the second set. Supersonic spins skyrocketed, and before he had a single opportunity to rise in the first lap, he made his first timeout in the final. He then took control of this final and never let go, creating the same impression of strength and comfort as in the semi-final against Simona Halep.
Drowning, lacking in clarity, Jabeur saw his opponent run off and re-steal his commitment to start the final set. While his variety play created problems for Rybakina at the start of the final, it became predictable for the Kazakh, who predicted the Tunisian’s shots much better.
The latter missed his last chance when he scored three timeouts at 3-2, 0/40. But Rybakina saved them one after another, continued to be very aggressive and took the nets. This went to seek his first Grand Slam title all the way. It’s like he’s grown.
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