Tennis players can only dream of winning Wimbledon this year. In the final on Saturday, Jelena Rybakina will face Anas Jaber. Both weren’t very close to success in a Grand Slam.

Sebastian Szczekowski

Anas Jaber

PAP / EPA / NEIL HALL / Pictured: Ons Jabeur

The final will start at 3 PM Poland time. Tennis fans will be looking at Wimbledon Central Stadium. This time the fans in Kazakhstan and Tunisia will be more interested in the result, because their favorite will play for the title. Everyone will be waiting for a nice show

Ons Jabeur was selected among the strong candidates to win Wimbledon before it even started. It obligates the second place in the WTA rankings, in addition, the 28-year-old Tunisian, who measures 1.68 meters, feels good on the grass. Jabeur was supposed to stop Iga Świątek’s winning career, but the story of the tournament, which was about to come to an end, turned out to be different. The Polish girl left school for the first week and did not meet Jaber.

The tennis player born in Kasr El-Halay played with another Pole on his way to the final. The win in the second round with Katarzina Kawa was one of four that Jaber won in two sets. Later, duels with Maria Bozkova and Tatjana Maria were decided in three matches. Tunisia was better in the semi-finals with Germany thanks to a more dangerous serve and more firepower.

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Jaber has reached the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam tournaments twice so far. In 2020, she played in the top eight at the Australian Open, and in 2021 at Wimbledon. This is the first time in the finals and the first appearance of a player from North Africa in a match of this high level.

– I am proud to be Tunisian and I am sure the people of my country will go crazy after a possible victory. I want to be inspired. I want to see more Arab and African players in the stadiums, says Jaber, who has won 11 matches on grass this year. Only Maria Szarabova in 2004 and Serena Williams in 2012 have had a longer streak of victories on this surface.

Jelena Rybakina, a Kazakhstan actress, born in Moscow, will also play in her first Grand Slam win. After tennis players from Russia and Belarus were excluded from Wimbledon, each promotion for Rybakina was widely commented on. She did not intend to brake and, among other things, eliminated Simona Halep on her way to the finals. So far, she has lost only one set in the quarter-finals with Alia Tomljanovic.

Jaber scored three victories and five defeats in the finals of the main series. In 2019, she lost her first match with Rybakina on the hard court in Wuhan. In the previous season, on the same surface, she defeated her opponent in Dubai and Chicago. The Wimbledon finalists will play for the first time in Europe on grass. The stakes will be huge.

Championship, Wimbledon (UK)
Grand Slam, grass pitches, total prize money of 40.3 million pounds
Saturday 9th July

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ultimate:
Central Court 15:00 Poland time

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