Elena Rybakina wins Wimbledon women’s doubles title. It is her first grand Slam and first for Kazakhstan.


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Rybakina beat world No. 3 Ons Jabeur beat world No.

Jabeur was defeated by the 23-year-old. Jabeur started slowly but she eventually found her rhythm.

Rybakina, who was born and raised in Russia but now represents Kazakhstan since 2018, was the youngest finalist for women at Wimbledon since Garbine muguruza was 21.

Rybakina won the Venus Rosewater Dish, her first Wimbledon title.

Rybakina was relieved when she spoke on court.

Sue Barker, Center Court: “I was very nervous before the match, and during the match and it’s over,” she said.

“I have never experienced anything like it. It was amazing to see the crowd support me these past two weeks.

“But I also want to congratulate Ons on a great match, and all that you have accomplished. Your game is an inspiration. You have an amazing game. You are a rare find on the tour. It’s a pleasure to play against someone like you. I run so much that I don’t believe I need to be a fitness trainer anymore.

Rybakina said: “It is true, it’s not what I expected to be in week two of the Grand Slam at Wimbledon. It is amazing to be a winner. “I can’t express how happy I am.

“But, I wouldn’t be here without the support of my team, so I want them to know how much I appreciate them. My coach, my sponsors, and everyone else deserve my gratitude. My parents aren’t here, so I am sorry. My sister is present and this is the third time she has come on the tour to see so I am happy that she is there. Without my parents, I wouldn’t be here. We are so grateful to everyone.

First steps

Only a few more games were needed to deliver the shock. Jabeur broke the big-serving Rybakina in the third game to give her an early lead.

Rybakina was forced to save break points during Rybakina’s next game. Although her first set chance looked to be in danger, she was able to overcome the energy of Jabeur.

After a few games, Jabeur held serve and won three set points. She was able to take the first set thanks to her dogged return game, masterful deftness, and gladly accepted them all.

Jabeur celebrates winning a point against Rybakina.

Rybakina, however, started the second set strongly despite her initial appearances. She broke Jabeur’s lively game in her opening service match to everyone’s surprise.

Rybakina took an early lead and had to fight off multiple break points before she finally gained a two-game advantage in the set.

The next few games were played under the bright London sun and blue sky, with very little interaction between the stars.

Rybakina celebrates against Jabeur during women's singles final at Wimbledon.

Both teams had to defend against break points from their opponents to keep their serve alive. They also displayed the same skills that had won them over in previous rounds.

Rybakina broke Jabeur, who had been so solid in the first set — to take a commanding lead of 4-1.

She clinched the set, despite having struggled earlier in the match, and she immediately rediscovered her devastating serving skills.

After a brief break to drink water and allow nerves to settle, tennis resumed at fever pitch.

Rybakina again broke the Tunisian’s pace to establish the early pace. The pair exchanged blows. In the final set, it was the Kazakhstani that got stronger and stronger, winning her first grand slam title, winning with an impressive service game.

Rybakina celebrates beating Jabeur and winning the women's singles title at Wimbledon.

She became not only the first woman from her country to win the grand slam title but also the youngest Wimbledon champion since 2011.

Jabeur was looking to make history by becoming the first Arab or African player in a grand slam.

When asked about her inspiration for young players back in the USA, she laughed and said that Elena had stolen my title, but it’s okay!

“I love this tournament so very much and I feel really sorry, but I’m trying hard to inspire many generations of my country. I’m hopeful they will listen.”


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