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At Wimbledon, Ons Jabeur fell in the final against Kazakh Elena Rybakina. A defeat in three sets (6-3, 2-6, 2-6) which may have touched the Tunisian, in tears after the meeting, but which did not calm her ambitions. The world number two assures her: she will be back at this level and will then be able to seize her chance by using her experience.

I look forward to my next final. I’m sure I’ll learn a lot from this one. These are two positive weeks for me. I will hold my head up high“, she said after the meeting with her smile found.

Tunisians proud despite everything

Ons Jabeur in full force during the final

In Tunisia, despite the defeat, the supporters of Ons Jabeur, who have become very numerous in recent months, were still proud of their ambassador. Despite her defeat today, we will always support her“, assures Mohammed, who came to watch the meeting in a bar in the capital Tunis.

There are a lot of people who didn’t understand anything about tennis before and now you see all the people there to watch her play… they’re going to get into tennis now. She introduced the culture of this sport which was absent in Tunisia. Everyone is used to football, but as you can see today, it’s a tennis match that everyone has regarde.”

Elena Rybakina and the shadow of Russia

Elena Rybakina with her trophy

Elena Rybakina with her trophy

For her part, the Kazakh Elena Rybakina had the modest victory, in particular because of her country of origin. The player is indeed Russian, and only started representing Kazakhstan in 2018.

After his victory, the seeded number 17 found himself having to answer questions from journalists about the suspension of Russian and Belarusian players during this Wimbledon.

From my side, I can only say that I represent Kazakhstan. And I didn’t choose where I was born. People believed in me. Kazakhstan has supported me so much. Even today I heard so many supporters and saw the flags. So I don’t know how to answer these questions“said the young woman, winner of her first Grand Slam tournament.

And 21 for Djokovic!

In men, Novak Djokovic won his 21st Grand Slam tournament, the 7th on the London lawn. The Serb won in four sets (4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6) against the enfant terrible of tennis Nick Kyrgios.

A victory that puts him tied with his idol Pete Sampras, also a seven-time Wimbledon winner, and a victory for Roger Federer, the record holder.

Djokovic hunts Nadal

Novak Djokovic lifts his seventh Wimbledon trophy

Novak Djokovic lifts his seventh Wimbledon trophy

By lifting his 21st career major tournament, Novak Djokovic is getting closer to Rafael Nadal, who has 22.

The one who was seeded number one at this tournament wants to join the Spaniard as soon as possible in the standings, but it will probably not be at the US Open since Novak Djokovic, not vaccinated against Covid-19, cannot go. currently in the United States.

After his victory at Wimbledon, Nole said he was waiting”good news from usa“.


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