A fortnight of chaos will end with one woman writing her name in the history books as Ons Jabeur and Elena Rybakina face off for the Wimbledon title. From Tunisia, Jabeur became the first African and Arab woman to reach a Grand Slam singles final when she outlasted good friend Tatjana Maria, while Elena Rybakina became the first Kazakh to pass even the quarterfinal stage, and went one better when she stunned 2019 champ Simona Halep in the semis.
Saturday’s final presents a stylistic contrast for the ages: Rybakina’s pure power and introvert attitude will go up against Jabeur’s all-court craft and amiable improvisation. The pair have split their two completed matches, with both going the distance in 2019 and 2021.
Who has the edge on Centre Corut? Here’s why both women have an equal shot at their maiden major victory: