Two players at the antipodes, two completely different ways of conceiving tennis. The power of Elena Rybakina against Ons Jabeur's cuts. Thus the most controversial edition of Wimbledon ever, forbidden to Russian and Belarusian players, was won by a Russian tennis player, passport aside.
After a triumphal ride, and her second career participation in the English Grand Slam, the 23-year-old defeats the resistance of Ons Jabeur in the final. Sometimes fate can be spiteful. Elena Rybakina, born in Moscow on June 17, 1999, decided to leave Russia in 2018 and to take Kazakhstan's passport in the same year.
Choice obviously dictated by the economic advantages proposed by the Federation. The Kazakh, despite a double fault in the initial stages of the decisive game, needs the bare minimum to grab the victory and give herself the most prestigious success of her career.
Here is the match point that gave Elena her first Slam title.
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