With a power tennis show that gutted the center court, Elena Rebakina reached her first Grand Slam final with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Simona Halep. But doing so also gave the 23-year-old Wimbledon a headache.
When the All England club decided to ban Russian and Belarus players from this year’s tournament, it was a bit of an attempt to avoid the scene of the Duchess of Cambridge offering a trophy to a Russian-born player.
However, after this performance, there is a very real possibility of Rebakina – who was born in Russia and represented her country during her childhood before playing for Kazakhstan when she was 19 years old – Picking up the famous Venus Rose water dish when she encounters Ounce Jabber. Saturday.
Of course if she played like that against Help, she would have every chance. Romania have won 12 matches in a row at Wimbledon, including winning the 2019 title – the longest series since Serena Williams won 20 games in a row between 2015 and 2018.
“It was a great game,” Rebakina said. “Simona is a great champion. I was really focused today and I was really happy with my performance. I was undoubtedly worried because today was my first time on center court but the previous games helped me.
Rebakina may have been nervous but most importantly she was able to hide him by licking the hand of a concubine. She won the first game in love, breaking three non-returnable serve with a fun drop shot, and then breaking the deadlock to take a 2-0 lead. Another easy catch followed and Kazakhstan suddenly lost three games in eight minutes.
Help faced another break point in the future, but at least was able to stop the flow of blood. However, finding the answer to Rybakina’s powerful service – offered at a height of more than a 6-foot frame – and devastating ground strokes was entirely a daunting task. The 118mph Howitzer Kazakhstan scored three set points and found herself in the 37th minute when she went to the Help Four Hand tram lines.
If Rebakina’s strength wasn’t a problem enough to help, she found herself starting her own game as well. Three double deficiencies at the start of the second set immediately put him on the back foot as he was broken and then trailed 2-0.
People felt that help would come down without a hitch. But Rebekah suddenly put the service game into a frenzy, repeatedly throwing the ball off the court because she was broken in love.
In the second set 2-2, people felt the movement change. The problem was that the help service was still everywhere. Two more errors followed when he broke again. Rebakina, meanwhile, bounced back evenly. She hit three speeds – 120mph and 119mph and one 96mph wide – going up 4-2.
Halep continued his fight but another two deficiencies and a back-to-back error allowed Ricabina to win the game and become the youngest Wimbledon finalist since Garbine Muguroza in 2006.