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Ons Jabeur fires warning to Elena Rybakina ahead of Wimbledon rematch

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Ons Jabeur, 28, admits she is going for “revenge” against Elena Rybakina at Wimbledon. Jabeur, ranked at No 6 in the world, is set to meet No 3 seed Elena Rybakina in the Wimbledon quarterfinal. Last year, Jabeur fell just short of becoming a Grand Slam champion at Wimbledon after Rybakina handed her a 3-6 6-2 6-2 defeat in the final. Now, Jabeur and Rybakina are set for a rematch at The Championships. Jabeur was visibly very hurt by the 2022 Wimbledon final loss and there is no doubt that he will do her best to beat Rybakina this time.

Jabeur on meeting Rybakina again at Wimbledon

“It’s a difficult match, you know. I’m probably going for my revenge. It was a difficult final last year. It’s going to bring a lot of memories. I’m hoping to play like today and, you know, just get the win because she’s an amazing player. And you can see she’s like boom boom all the time. She had no mercy on her. So let’s see what’s going to happen.” Jabeur said.

Going into this year’s Wimbledon match against Rybakina, Jabeur revealed she plans to stick more to the pre-match tactic.

“Maybe two things. The fact that I was really exhausted like emotionally. I wanted to keep pushing, but I felt little bit empty. Second thing, maybe what my coach kept telling me, to stick more to the plan, to do certain things, even though I was thinking something else in that match. So, yeah, my priority tomorrow is really to stick 100% to the plan that my coach will give me, and try to even do things that I might not like on the court, play more freely, just think about each point and not the results,” Jabeur said.

In recent times, Jabeur has been very open about her dream of becoming a Grand Slam champion at Wimbledon. But for now, Jabeur’s focus needs to remain on Rybakina first.

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