In a highly anticipated rematch, world no.3 Elena Rybakina loses to no.6 Ons Jabeur with a score of 7:6 (7:5), 4:6, 1:6, QazMonitor reports.
The tense exchange between Rybakina and Jabeur was palpable, as both players had a lot at stake. Fighting for every point, Rybakina secured the opener 7:6 (7:5). In the second set, the Kazakh player found herself playing catch-up as Jabeur took the lead from the first point, securing the set with a score of 4:6. The decisive set started out in much the same fashion, but this time Rybakina played with a huge deficit and ultimately conceded the set with a score of 1:6.
During the match, Elena Rybakina scored seven aces and committed three double faults, while her opponent made eight aces and three double faults.
The intensity of their showdown was reminiscent of their latest encounter at Wimbledon 2022. Last year, the finals witnessed a nerve-wracking battle as the Kazakh player conceded the first set 3:6, but managed to mount a remarkable comeback in the following two sets, securing a resounding score of 6:2, 6:2.