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Tennis player from Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina won Wimbledon

10.07.2022 ТАСС 111 просмотров

In the final, Elena Rybakina, who played for Russia until 2018, beat Ons Jaber from Tunisia.

Representative of Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina beat the second racket of the world Tunisian on SaturdayOns Jaber in the final match of Wimbledon. The meeting was held in London.

The match ended with a score 3:6, 6:2, 6:2 in favor ofElena Rybakina, seeded at the tournament at number 17. Ons Jaber received the third seeding number.

Elena Rybakina is 23 years old, she ranks 23rd in the ranking of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), she now has three titles under the auspices of the organization. Until June 2018, the athlete represented Russia at the competitions. Elena Rybakina became the winner of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in her career, before the current Wimbledon draw, her best result was reaching the quarterfinals of the French Open (2021). The athlete became the first representative of Kazakhstan who managed to win a Grand Slam tournament in singles.

Ons Jaber is 27 years old, she is ranked second in the WTA rankings. The athlete has three titles under the auspices of the organization. Ons Jaber became the first African tennis player in the Open era (since 1968, when all players, including amateurs, were eligible to participate in any competition) to reach the final of a Grand Slam tournament. Prior to that , the best results among representatives of African countries at Grand Slam tournaments showed Amanda Ketzer from South Africa, who played in the semifinals of the Australian Open (1996, 1997), as well as the French Open in 1997. Previously the best resultOns Jaber at the Grand Slam tournaments was reaching the quarterfinals of the Australian Open (2020) and Wimbledon (2021).

Wimbledon is the third Grand Slam tournament of the season, it takes place on a grass surface in London, the total prize fund of the 135th draw is more than € 46.7 million, which is a record in the history of the tournament. Last year, the winner of the tournament was the former first racket of the world Australian Ashleigh Barty, who announced her retirement. According to the decision of the organizers of Wimbledon, Russian and Belarusian tennis players skip the tournament. The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the WTA reported that the Wimbledon draw in 2022 will be held without awarding rating points, since the organizers of the tournament violated the rule allowing players of any nationality to participate in competitions under the auspices of organizations.

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