This Thursday, the Kazakh Elena Rybakina disposed of the Romanian Simona Halep to validate her ticket for the Wimbledon final, where she will face the Tunisian Ons Jabeur.
The victory is clear and flawless. This Thursday, the Kazakh Elena Rybakina, 23rd player in the world and seeded n°17, qualified for the Wimbledon final, her first Grand Slam final, after her very clear victory against the Romanian Simona Halep, 18th player in the world. and seeded n°16, in two sets (6-3, 6-3) and 1h17 of play. In the first set, the Romanian lost her entry service, before saving, in stride, a double-break ball, then two new ones at 4-1. At 5-2, when she served to stay alive in this first set, the best ranked of the two had to save a new one, then synonymous with set point for her opponent of the day. But it was only a postponement for the Kazakh who pocketed this first set, on her next service game and after, in all, her fourth opportunity (6-3).
A final against Jabeur
Finally, in the second and last round, this time again, the 18th player in the world was broken from the start, despite a first ball saved. This time, the seeded No. 16 was able to unbreak at 1-2. A white break, but which was not followed by effect, since Elena Rybakina was able to take her service again, just after. And when she was serving to stay alive in this meeting, the Romanian, winner of the 2019 edition, broke down again, at 5-3, then offering a final service to her competitor, which then allowed her to conclude (6-3). The final of the 2022 edition of Wimbledon will therefore oppose two novices at this stage of the competition, since like Ons Jabeur, Elena Rybakina will therefore indeed play a first Grand Slam final.