The Wimbledon women’s singles trophy will have a new name and a new Grand Slam champion when Ons Jaber and Elena Ryabkina meet on Center Court on Saturday.
This is the first slam final for both players and both women can make history. Jaber’s victory in Tunisia will make her the first Arab and first North African woman to win a Grand Slam title, while Rebekah’s victory will make her the first player to represent Kazakhstan in a Grand Slam title.
The 3rd seeded Jabur has not dropped a single set in her first four matches but has been decisive in the last two, while the 17th seeded Raibakina has beaten two Grand Slam winners Bianca Andreascu and Simona Halep.
Jaber has given Raibakina a 2-1 lead in her last three matches, although one of her victories came from the retirement of Raibakina from injury. On the biggest occasion of his life, it is essential to have nerves on both sides. The question is who will handle the situation better?
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As a child, Jaber was nicknamed Roger Federer because of his unique hand skills and his ability to hit shots.
The Tunisian has been going through his trick box for a fortnight and the grass gives him the best chance of victory even though he is at home on the same soil.
She skipped two sets but she never looked confused. Instead, he has changed pace, played angles, peeked into the net, and confused the opponent. Although Rebekah will bring warmth in terms of pure power, Jaber seems to have the skills to deal with it.
While her second serve is relatively weak in terms of speed, it has variety and surprisingly supports it. In fact, she scored more percentage points (63%) than any other woman in her second service in these two weeks.
Most importantly, over the years, she has really learned to accept the fact that she is playing more than herself, which is why Arab and African tennis are being played. As she put it on the eve of Wimbledon: “I’m on a mission.”
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Elena Rybakina will win
Simply put, she will have to wait a bit if Raibakina plays the way she did in the semi-final against Simona Halep.
The 23-year-old has the raw power, so much so that none of Halep’s caliber can cope. “He played an almost perfect match,” Halep coach Patrick Mouratoglu told TennisMajors.com.
Dangerous, of course, she will struggle to win on the biggest level, with another performance like this.
But Ryabkina, who previously defeated former US Open champion Bianca Andrescu in the tournament, is a bizarre player who could be a threat to any rival if the positive streak continues for a long time.
He ranks fourth in winning first service points and third in winning service games, and his total of 49 aces is 19 more than any other player, averaging eight per game.
In principle, he has nothing to lose. He’s an underdog and doesn’t expect to win, which should take some pressure off his shoulders. So it becomes dangerous.
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What will happen
2 million questions. It is entirely possible that Raibakina will fire, deliver a rocket, and blow Jaber out of court. However, Jaber is more likely to find a solution, lose power and find a way to win. It can go a long way, but Jabur wants to win.