UNITED KINGDOM: The 2022 Wimbledon Champions have been announced. In the women’s singles, Elena Rybakina from Kazakhstan took first place, and in the Men’s singles, Novak Djokovic of Serbian took the top spot.
Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina defeated Ons Jabeur 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 at the 2022 Women’s title at Wimbledon. Ranked number 15 in the world, Elena is the first Kazakh player to win a Grand Slam singles title.
First Kazakh to win the Grand slam title
The 23-year-old was born in Russia and represented Russia professionally up until 2018. After that, she changed her nationality. Previously, Rybankina had set foot in two junior Grand Slam semifinals and won a Grade-A title at the Trofeo Bonfiglio in 2017.
Born on 17 June 1999, Elena started her sports journey at a tender age with her older sister, where she focused on gymnastics and ice skating. Many told her that she was too tall to become a professional in either of those sports, and her father suggested the tennis switch. She then began her tennis career at the age of six, and since then, her commitment and dedication to the sport have been noted in her tennis wins.
Djokovic’s 21st Grand Slam
Novak Djokovic bagged his seventh Wimbledon title after defeating Australian Nick Kyrgios 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3). This is Djokovic’s 21st Grand Slam title, putting him second to record-holder Rafael Nadal.
Djokovic, the Serbian professional tennis player, is currently ranked number three in the world for singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals. Till now, Djokovic has spent the most weeks as ATP world No. 1, a record total of 373.
Djokovic’s professional career commenced in 2003 at age 20, when he won his first major title at the 2008 Australian Open. In 2011, Djokovic ranked number one for the first time in his career after winning three out of the four major tournaments.
He remained the best player in men’s tennis, winning the Grand Slam, Masters and Year-end Championship titles. In 2015, he reached his fifteenth consecutive finals, winning three majors and a season-record of six Masters events and the ATP Finals.
Djokovic became the first man since Rod Laver to hold all four major titles at once. His records continue as he claimed to Wimbledon 2022 Men’s singles finals.