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Tennis player from Kazakhstan reached the Wimbledon final for the first time

08.07.2022 ТАСС 97 просмотров

The representative of Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina reached the Grand Slam tournament final for the first time.

Representative of Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina beat the Romanian on ThursdaySimona Halep in the semifinal match of Wimbledon. The tournament takes place in London.

The match ended with a score of 6:3, 6:3 in favorElena Rybakina, seeded number 17 at the tournament. Simona Halep received the 16th seeding number. In the title match Elena Rybakina will play with Ons Jaber (3rd seeded) from Tunisia, who beat the German in the semifinalsTatiana Maria (6:2, 3:6, 6:1).

Elena Rybakina is 23 years old, she ranks 23rd in the ranking of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), she has two titles under the auspices of the organization. Until June 2018, the athlete represented Russia at the competitions. Elena Rybakina managed to reach the final 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). At the same time, the athlete became the first representative of Kazakhstan who managed to reach the final of a Grand Slam tournament in singles.

Simona Halep is 30 years old, she is ranked 18th in the world ranking and is the winner of 23 tournaments under the auspices of the WTA. The Romanian won Wimbledon (2019) and the French Open (2018).

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. The current winner of the tournament is the former world number one 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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