Tears of joy for Rybakina
Elena Rybakina was calm and humble in the seconds after winning her first major career title. It reflects his personality.
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« I’ve always been calm after each of my victories, » Rybakina said. When I spoke on the microphone, I almost cried, but I held myself back.
« Maybe my emotions will come out when I’m alone in my room. I’m going to cry all the time. »
She didn’t wait to be alone. When a journalist asked her a question about her parents, she cracked up.
« I haven’t spoken to them yet. They must be super proud of me, she explained before stopping her sentence to shed a few tears. You wanted emotions, here are some.”
Rybakina showed character after losing the first set.
“I didn’t start the game well. I put all my concentration on the game and on what I was doing on the pitch.
“We played unbelievably. She is a difficult opponent to face with her drop shots and the rest of her arsenal. When I got into the game, I focused on playing one game at a time.
Not his best tennis
For its part, Ons Jabeur did not have a good day at the office.
« I didn’t play my best tennis in the second and third sets, » she said. She started to be more aggressive.
“She (Rybakina) took control of the pitch putting a lot of pressure on me. I haven’t found a solution for this today. She played very well and she deserved to win.”
Despite the defeat, she is proud of her performance during her fortnight at Wimbledon.
« I have no regrets. I gave it my all today (Saturday). I lost several finals at the start of my career. I took a step back and won one.
« I will continue to believe in myself and I know that I will win a Grand Slam one day. »
Jabeur will return to Tunisia for a few days. She will then return to North America for the start of the hard court season.
“I will possibly participate in the San Jose tournament. I need a few points. I’m confident in my game. I’m looking forward to the US Open. It will be amazing and I am positive about my chances.”