Ons Jabeur Finds Sweet Revenge against Elena Rybakina
Wimbledon 2023 could see a final between players from Belarus and Ukraine, with Aryna Sabalenka and Elina Svitolina as the favorites. The match would take place in front of the Princess of Wales, who is the patron of the All England Club. Ons Jabeur will first have to defeat Sabalenka to reach the final.
The latest news from Wimbledon 2023 brings us closer to a potential nightmare scenario for the All England Club. The favorites to advance from the women's singles semifinals on Thursday are Aryna Sabalenka and Elina Svitolina, raising the possibility of a final between players from Belarus and Ukraine. This would be a significant sporting event between citizens of the two countries currently in conflict. The final could even take place in front of the Princess of Wales, who serves as the patron of the All England Club. If Sabalenka were to win, it would be seen as a propaganda victory for the aggressors in the Eastern European conflict.
One of the remaining obstacles to this outcome is Ons Jabeur, the Tunisian player who recently defeated Elena Rybakina. Jabeur carried the memory of her defeat by Rybakina in last year's final into their match, seeking revenge. She played with determination and attacked Rybakina's powerful serves, eventually wearing her opponent down. Jabeur's revenge was sweet, and she expressed her satisfaction with the victory. She hopes to continue her success against Sabalenka in the next round.
Sabalenka, the clear favorite to win the women's singles title, will first have to face Jabeur. Sabalenka has won three out of their four previous meetings, making her a formidable opponent. In her recent match against Madison Keys, Sabalenka displayed her powerful hitting and secured a comfortable victory.
Svitolina, who received a wild card entry after taking time off from the game to give birth, will face unseeded Czech player Marketa Vondrousova in the other semifinal. Svitolina will have the support of the British crowd, and she will be looking to capitalize on that advantage.
Jabeur's victory over Rybakina has boosted her confidence, and she believes she can compete against the most powerful hitters. She is prepared to give her all in the upcoming semifinal and hopes to have the support of the crowd. The All England Club is certainly behind her and will be eagerly watching the tournament unfold.