Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Elena Rybakina defeats Ons Jabeur in three sets to win maiden Grand Slam title

Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: 17th seed Elena Rybakina made a terrific comeback after losing the first set to defeat Ons Jabeur 3-6, 6-2,…

Jabeur vs Rybakina LIVE: Elena Rybakina defeats Ons Jabeur in three sets to win maiden Grand Slam title - Follow Wimbledon 2022 Final LIVE updates
Jabeur vs Rybakina LIVE: Elena Rybakina defeats Ons Jabeur in three sets to win maiden Grand Slam title - Follow Wimbledon 2022 Final LIVE updates

Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: 17th seed Elena Rybakina made a terrific comeback after losing the first set to defeat Ons Jabeur 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the Women’s Singles final on Saturday. With the victory, Rybakina has won her maiden Grand Slam title.  Follow Wimbledon 2022 LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN 

Jabeur vs Rybakina LIVE: Ons Jabeur and Elena Rybakina  all set to battle for maiden Grand Slam title – Follow Wimbledon 2022 Final LIVE updates

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After sealing her first championship point with a service winner, the famously composed Rybakina was calm in victory, celebrating with the barest of fistpumps.

In the first Wimbledon title match between first-time Grand Slam finalists of the Open Era, 23-year-old Rybakina also became the youngest woman to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish since a 21-year-old Petra Kvitova in 2011. It is her third career title, and first since Hobart 2020; in between, Rybakina had lost four straight finals, as well as last year’s bronze medal play-off at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Jabeur also leaves Wimbledon after making history. She has spent much of her career as a trailblazer for her country and region, and is the first Tunisian and Arab woman ever to reach a Grand Slam final.

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 The higher-ranked Jabeur wasted little time in imposing herself on the match. In the first set, her dropshot and passes were both on song, and she used her variety to consistently put Rybakina in awkward positions.

Throughout the second set, Rybakina impressed by repeatedly chasing down Jabeur’s dropshots — and then delivering the touch needed to hit finely angled winners off them. Having broken Jabeur in the first game of the set, Rybakina avoided a momentum shift by surviving three break-back points to hold for 3-1.

Now, it was Jabeur’s turn to fall away, leaking impatient errors to fall behind a double break. Rybakina levelled the match with the minimum of fuss, slamming down four unreturned serves to close the set out.

With tension rising on Centre Court, Rybakina maintained her level as the third set began. She broke immediately, once again outfoxing Jabeur. Rybakina motored to victory, breaking Jabeur again for 5-2 and then serving the match out at her first opportunity. She ended the day with four aces, taking her tournament total to 53, and 29 winners to 33 unforced errors.

Jabeur vs Rybakina LIVE: Ons Jabeur and Elena Rybakina  all set to battle for maiden Grand Slam title – Follow Wimbledon 2022 Final LIVE updates

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