There will be a new Grand Slam champion: Jabeur and Vondrousova will host the Wimbledon final

Aryna Sabalenka (2nd) lost her chance to be the world number 1 when she fell to the Tunisian player in the semi-finals.

The third Grand Slam of the season will have an unprecedented champion. Not just Wimbledon, but any of the big four. Ons Jabeur (6th) and Marketa Vondrousova (42nd) They will say they are in the definition for the title after a semi-final where they were not favorites, but they ended up celebrating.

In the case of Jabeur, this secondary role was given above all by the present of his rival. Despite the fact that the Tunisian has made more appearances in Grand Slam finals than Aryna Sabalenka (2nd), the Belarusian is having the best year of her life. At the start of the season, he won the Australian Open title and then lifted the trophy at the Masters 1000 in Madrid. and a few weeks ago he reached the semi-finals of Roland Garros. All this brought her one step away from world number one, which did not materialize.

Sabalenka had to beat Jabeur to overthrow Iga Swiatek (1st) as the best player on the planet , something no one has been able to do since the pole reached this position in March 2022. But with the defeat, there will be no change at least until the beginning of the cement North American tour. There, the current Roland Garros champion will have to defend the US Open title, so that Aryna can have her revenge.

But this Saturday, the protagonist will be Jabeur, the African tennis star. After two defeats in the Grand Slam final (Wimbledon and US Open 2022), she awaits her moment of glory and becomes the first tennis player from her continent to be a great champion. Today he showed all the items he needs for this, Retracing an incredible game against Sabalenka after going 2-4 and sitting out . Ultimately, he won the match 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-3 in two hours and 19 minutes.

Opposite will be another player who hopes to win her first big title. A player who also knows what it’s like to lose a final, since she found herself without a trophy at Roland Garros 2019. This is Marketa Vondrousova, who is living a dream Wimbledon.

It is the first time in Open Era history that an unranked player has reached the final of the tournament, also achieving by far her best result at the All England Club. Before this 2023, his best result was the second round.

In the semi-final, her rival was another player who also did not arrive favorite in London. Elina Svitolina (76th), whoShe returned to the circuit just three months ago, after a long hiatus to be a mother and to withdraw from tournaments due to the war between her native Ukraine and Russia. . It was a 6-3 double for the Czech.

So far, the two players have met six times with three wins each. Of course, Vondrousova has the advantage of winning both matches they played in 2023. He beat her at the Australian Open and Indian Wells.

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Source: Latercera

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