On July 9, at 16:00 Moscow time, Rybakina will play against Jaber in the Wimbledon final. Who will become the new champion of this TBSH? Bookmakers believe more in the success of the Tunisian tennis player.
Rybakina is a 23–year-old tennis player from Kazakhstan, the 23rd racket of the world. She has won two tournaments during her career. At the beginning of the current season, she reached the finals at the Adelaide-1 competition, but she could not defeat Barty. Then a recession followed, and it is possible to note, perhaps, the 1/4 finals in Indian Wells. At Wimbledon, Elena started with a difficult victory over Vandeweghe (7-6, 7-5), making only one break, and then knocked Andreescu out of the fight. In the third round there was another match of two tight games (7-6, 7-5 against Zheng Qingwen), and in the 1/8 finals Martic was beaten: 7-5, 6-3. In the 1/4 finals, the Kazakh won a strong-willed victory over Tomljanovic, and in the semifinals unexpectedly defeated Halep (6-3, 6-3), giving her only one game on your submission.
Jaber is a 27–year-old tennis player from Tunisia, the second racket of the world. She didn't have a good start to the season, but she shone on the ground (three finals, one title), with the exception of Roland Garros, where she unexpectedly lost in the first round. On grass, she won a tournament in Berlin, and then withdrew from the competition in Eastbourne in order to approach Wimbledon in optimal physical shape. Ons did not lose: at the start, she won three very easy victories (Björklund, Kava and Parry), and in the 1/8 finals she dealt with Mertens in two tight games: 6-4, 7-6. In the 1/4 finals, the Tunisian won a strong-willed victory over Bouzkova (3-6, 6-1, 6-1), making three breaks in the second and third games, and in the semifinals, she confidently dealt with Maria (6-2, 3-6, 6-1), giving her only a game on her serve.
Personal meeting statistics
Account in personal meetings: 2-1 in favor of the Gills. All the fights took place on hard. Last season we met twice: in Dubai (2nd round) Ons won in three games (7-6, 4-6, 6-2), and in Chicago-2 (semifinals) Elena could not finish the match (6-4, 3-2 in favor of the Tunisian).
- Both girls will play in the TBSH finals for the first time in their careers.
- The Onc's winning streak is already 11 duels.
Forecast from LiveResult.ru
A curious ending. In recent months, only Schwentek can boast of better results than the Gills. Ons is confident, purposeful, resistant to failures, and is quite ready for the battle for the title at the TBSH. Rybakina reached the semifinals, "gnawing out" each of her victories, and then took, and confidently dealt with Halep, interrupting her successful streak. This triumph should "inspire" Elena, and we have no doubt that a very difficult match awaits her. We are leaning towards a three-set battle.