Elena Rybakina says she ‘didn’t know’ how to celebrate victory – on sport news

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New Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina said she “didn’t know” how to celebrate her “shocking” victory over Ons Jabeur in the final.

Rybakina defeated third seed Tunisia 3-6 6-2 6-2 to become Kazakhstan’s first Grand Slam champion.

The 23-year-old is known for not celebrating victories and simply raising her right arm in the air when she wins.

Jabeur later joked that she would have to teach the new major champion. How to celebrate properly


Rybakina created an amazing battle to defeat Jabeur, who was one of the contenders for the title from the beginning.

She carried her racket into the crowd after the moment of victory before heading into the stands to celebrate with her box.

“Maybe one day you will see a lot of reactions from me. But unfortunately not today,” Rybakina said.

“I didn’t know what to do, it was a shock, there were a lot of emotions. I’m just trying to stay calm.

“When I gave my speech [in court], I was thinking I was going to cry right now. But somehow I held it.

“Maybe when I’m alone in the room I won’t stop crying, I don’t know.

Rybakina got even more emotional when asked at a press conference if her parents would be proud. and wept before joking You want to see the mood! I kept it too long.

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‘Kazakhstan believes in me’
Moscow-born Rybakina has represented Kazakhstan since 2018 when she first focused on a career change.

The All England club will not allow Russian and Belarusian players to compete this year in retaliation for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Rybakina has repeatedly credited the Kazakh tennis system with allowing her to develop herself as a player. and spoke of her pride in representing them at the Grand Slam and the Olympics.

The president of the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation was in her support box on Saturday and the country’s president also congratulated her on social media.

However, Shamil Tarpischev, the president of the Russian Tennis Federation, claimed victory for this sport in his country. He told Russian news agency Ria Novosti, It’s great! Well done Rybakina! We beat Wimbledon.

Rybakina said From my side I can only say that I represent Kazakhstan. I did not choose where I was born

“People believed in me. Kazakhstan supports me a lot. Even today I heard a lot of support, I saw the flag.”

Who is Rybakina, the new Wimbledon champion
Rybakina was an active gymnast and ice skater as a child. Before she said that she would not be successful as a professional because of her height.

Her father encouraged her to play tennis. But the turning point came when she dropped out of school. with concerns about the financial implications of changing careers Her father wanted her to go to college. And she received many offers from American universities.

However, the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation offered her financial support. which made her their representative from 2018 onwards.

She won her first WTA Title in Bucharest in 2019 before she made a huge start to 2020, reaching four finals in her first five.

That made her the first Kazakh female solo player to reach the top 20 before the tour was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

She reached the French Open semi-finals last year, beating Serena Williams in the fourth round and reaching the fourth at Wimbledon a few weeks later.

However, she admitted that she did not expect to reach the second week of this year’s tournament. Let alone to win the championship.

“I think I will definitely have fun. maybe tomorrow Maybe when everything will calm down,” she said.

“I will be around my best friends, family, and I will surely remember all the memories of this day.”

‘I have to teach you to celebrate’
Jaber, who offered himself to become the first Arab player to win a singles Grand Slam title. It was warmly supported over two weeks at Wimbledon.

She had a friendly chat with Rybakina at the net after the match. and said that after her opponent “Really deserves this position.”

“Maybe she’s shy and doesn’t show off her personality. I think her game speaks for her,” said Jaber, 27.

“It’s nice to play Elena. Even if you lose to her She wasn’t celebrating anything big or anything.

I had to teach her how to celebrate really well.

Jabeur showed it to reporters at her press conference. The phone lock screen is the Venus Rosewater Dish.

She joked that she would change the picture back to one of her granddaughters. But one of the US Open trophies may be used. which is the next Grand Slam of the season

I’m always happy, she said.

“I will leave happy, with a big smile always. Tennis is just a sport for me. The most important thing is that I feel good about myself.”

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