July 9, 2022
Elena Rybakina won Wimbledon by staging a superb comeback against the popular Ons Jabeur.
Many had expected the Tunisian to take the title, particularly after she took the first set in such style.
But Rybakina, who now plays under the flag of Kazakhstan, wasn’t to be denied.
She took the match 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 after a thrilling final had turned on its head..
The Duchess of Cambridge presented both trophies to the finalists and it was Jabeur who received the greater ovation in sympathy.
That didn’t worry Rybakina, who just feels so happy to have taken her opportunity.
No one expected Elena Rybakina to win Wimbledon 2022, least of all herself.
Rybakina said: ‘I didn’t expect to be in the second week. To be a winner is just amazing.
‘The crowd were unbelievable and I want to congratulate Ons, you are an inspiration. It was a joy to play against you.’
And there is sure to be even more drama on Centre Court on Sunday to round off a scintillating Centenary Year.
The controversial Nick Kyrgios will play the reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic in the men’s final.
We can expect plenty of fireworks in the biggest showdown of them all.
Kyrgios has not always shown Djokovic the respect the Serb feels he deserves. And tension between the pair is never far away.
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