Rybakina beats Jabeur and crowns Wimbledon
Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina has crowned the third Wimbledon Grand Slam with a batted ball after winning the final over Tunisian champion Anas Jabeur.
The limits of Anas Jaber’s historic achievements were interrupted upon reaching the final round after losing to Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina on Saturday by two sets for 6-3, 2.6, and 2.6.
World number two Jabeur started the match with great strength when she broke her rival’s serve in the third period to take a 2-1 lead and then a 3-1 lead before winning the set 6-3 in about 33 minutes after also breaking Rybakina’s serve in the ninth.
The world number 23 regained focus with the start of the second set and advanced on Jabeur 2-0 and 4-1, where the Tunisian star lost her serve by the first and the fifth half, which cost her the group’s loss at the 6-2 end.
Rybakina completed her third-set advantage and advanced 2-0, 3-1, and 4-2, taking advantage of her solid serves and the luck that Jabeur had at some critical times in the match, to win the 23-year-old group 6-2 and claim her first Grand Slam title.
Rybakina awarded Kazakhstan the first major tennis title for men and women, after a match that brought together two women players to make the first major final of their careers.
Rybakina has surprisingly succeeded Aussie Ashleigh Barty this season, having been at the top of the rankings.