Wimbledon 2022: Elena Rybakina Was Speechless After Emerging The Champion

Out of the blue, Elena Rybakina, 23, is the champion of the 2022 Wimbledon competition which took place in London. Obviously, Elena had a goal coming into the competition. As a matter of fact, she had a few boxes to check at Wimbledon, yet she wound up actually taking a look at the big box as the overall winner.

Actually, Elena Rybakina didn’t anticipate winning Wimbledon this year. She didn’t see herself reaching at the subsequent week. Interestingly, Elena wasn’t content with her preparation ahead of the competition and had battled with injuries as of late.

She took it match after match and played against opponents like Simona Halep and Bianca Andreescu, both former significant champions. Rybakina demonstrated to herself what she was able to do.

And on Saturday July 9, Rybakina shocked the world – – and even herself – – with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 rebound triumph over Ons Jabeur on Center Court for the first major title of her career.

After the last point had been won as Jabeur’s strike cruised too far out, Rybakina puffed out her cheeks and shook her head, apparently in dismay. She smiled solely after she had warmly greeted Jabeur and the seat umpire.

“I’m actually speechless,” Rybakina said on court moments later. “To be a winner is just amazing, I don’t have the words to say how happy I am.”

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Entering the match, Rybakina had a competition driving 49 experts – – 19 a bigger number of than any other woman – – and was averaging 8.2 per match. Also, she had the second-quickest serve speed among the women at a rankling 122 mph (following just Coco Gauff’s 124 mph).

It had been a predominant, and almost relentless, asset for Rybakina over the fortnight. In any case, in the initial set on Saturday, Jabeur totally killed it – – and Rybakina failed to record a pro for the first set all competition.

However, that dunk in predominance didn’t stand the test of time. Rybakina rediscovered her serve – – and form, and by and large around level – – in the subsequent set. In the last round of the set, she won each point on her serve, and fixed the set with a pro. Eventually, she had four aces on the day, including one that scored 117 mph for the final round of the match, and maybe most amazingly, didn’t get broken once more.

Rybakina was extremely cool as a cucumber regardless of not having the crowd on her side and Jabeur’s initial control. At the point when she got back to the court for the subsequent set, she seemed to be a totally different player – – with a response for all that Jabeur sent her direction.

It was a stunning circle back, and she never permitted Jabeur an opportunity to get once more into the match and totally hushed the crowd simultaneously.

Currently ranked No. 23, Rybakina became the first woman ranked outside of the WTA’s top 20 to win at Wimbledon since Venus Williams in 2007. And she became the first woman to win at the All England Club after losing the first set since Amelie Mauresmo in 2006, and the youngest woman to clinch the title since Petra Kvitova in 2011.

Rybakina was already the first player representing Kazakhstan to reach a major final, but she is now the first to take home the trophy as well. While the achievement is a monumental one for the Central Asian nation, Rybakina’s nationality has become the subject of scrutiny over the past two weeks.

Born and raised in Russia, she switched federations in 2018 — Kazakhstan was formerly part of the Soviet Union and sits on the Russian border — in order to gain additional funding for her career.

As Russian and Belarusian players were restricted from taking part at Wimbledon this year in light of the continuous attack of Ukraine, Rybakina has more than once been gotten some information about her loyalties and current relationship with her country of origin.

While she has downplayed her connection to Russia and said she was “really happy” to represent Kazakhstan, it is believed she still predominantly resides in Moscow and it added a layer of intrigue to the trophy presentation.

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However, in front of the crowd and the bright glares of the cameras, both Rybakina and the Duchess of Cambridge were all smiles and pleasantries with the Venus Rosewater Dish.

“From my side I can only say that I’m representing Kazakhstan,” she said. “I didn’t choose where I was born.”

Despite the milestone victory — and collecting a $2.4 million paycheck — Rybakina won’t see her efforts rewarded in the rankings. Meanwhile, Rybakina will remain at No. 23 in the rankings on Monday. During any other major, Rybakina would have earned an additional 2,000 points and would have cracked the top 10 for the first time in her career.

Rybakina now enters the hard-court portion of the season as a Grand Slam winner and will look to improve upon her career-best third-round appearance at the US Open. She had previously won one of her two titles before Wimbledon on the surface (at Hobart in 2020), and now, with momentum and confidence on her side, she could have even more success.

Since the WTA PC rankings started in 1975, only one woman ranked lower than the No. 23 Rybakina has won Wimbledon – – Venus Williams in 2007 at No. 31, despite the fact that she had been No. 1 and had proactively won three of her five career Wimbledon trophies.

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