August 20, 2022

Wimbledon 2022 final clashes are officially set. No. 3 seed Ons Jabeur will face No. 17 seed Elena Rybakina in Saturday’s women’s final, while No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic will face Nick Kyrgios in Sunday’s men’s final. .

This is the first time either Jabeur or Rybakina have reached a major final round. They have faced each other three times in their career, with Jabeur holding a 2-1 record. Both are off to strong starts at Wimbledon this year as neither has dropped a single set in their first four matches.

Jabeur is the first Arab woman and African player to reach a Grand Slam tennis final in the Open Era. She is also the highest ranked singles player on the African continent, currently ranking No. 2 in the world in women’s tennis. Meanwhile, Russian-born Rybakina has represented Kazakhstan since 2018, and her win would give the country its first-ever Grand Slam winner.

On the men’s side, Djokovic is aiming for his fourth consecutive Wimbledon title. He and Kyrgios have met on two other occasions, and Kyrgios has beaten the Serb twice in straight sets. Djokovic, the world No. 3, has the advantage of experience as this is his 32nd Grand Slam final, while it will be the first for Kyrgios.

The unseeded Kyrgios reached the final by taking an upset after their opponent, Rafael Nadal, withdrawn from the semi-finals due to an abdominal injury. Djokovic qualified for the final by knocking out No.9 seed Cameron Norrie 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4, his second win in a row.

Women’s No. 1 seed Iga Swiatek saw her winning streak come to an end with a third-round loss to Alizé Cornet. The world No. 1 has won 37 consecutive matches and the six previous tournaments she has appeared in, including victories in Qatar, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart, Rome and the French Open at Roland Garros. Cornet’s victory put her in the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time since 2014.

Serena Williams took to court for the first time since the 2021 edition of Wimbledon on June 28. She hadn’t played since last June, when she suffered a hamstring injury in her first-round match at the All England Club. Williams’ match against Harmony Tan was close, but Tan emerged 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (10-7) after three hours and 11 minutes on the court. Williams had to retire in the first round at the All England Club last year – her only first-round exit before this year – but this is the first time she has lost a first-round match at Wimbledon and only the second once she was beaten on the court in the first round of a Grand Slam (French Open 2012).

Other Wimbledon headlines include Marin Cilic, not a favorite but certainly a strong dark horse, retiring from competition aftertest positive for COVID-19. 8 seed Matteo Berrettini, Wimbledon 2021 runner-up, has also withdrawn due to a positive test result.

No player of Russian or Belarusian nationality is allowed to participate in the tournament. Wimbledon made this decision in April after Russia invaded Ukraine. As a result of the ban, some of the sport’s best players will be absent from Wimbledon, including men’s world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev and women’s world No. 6 Aryna Sabalenka.

Here’s everything you need to know about Wimbledon 2022:

Results of the women’s semi-finals

  • No. 3 Ons Jabeur defeated. Tajana Maria 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
  • #17 Elena Rybakina defeats. No. 16 Simona Halep 6-3, 6-3

Women’s Final – Saturday

  • No. 3 Ons Jabeur vs. No. 17 Elena Rybakina 9 a.m. ET

Results of the men’s semi-finals

  • No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeats. Cameron Norrie 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
  • Nick Kyrgios beats. No. 2 Rafael Nadal (past)

Men’s Final – Sunday

  • No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. Nick Kyrgios 9 a.m. ET

Wimbledon men’s and women’s draw

Wimbledon Schedule

  • Quarter-finals, July 5-6
  • Women’s semi-finals, July 7
  • Men’s semi-finals, July 8
  • Women’s final, July 9
  • Men’s final, July 10

Men’s singles classification

  1. Novak Djokovic
  2. Rafael Nadal
  3. Casper Ruud
  4. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  5. Carlos Alcaraz
  6. Felix Auger-Aliassime
  7. Hurbert Hurkacz
  8. Matteo Berretini
  9. Cameron Norrie
  10. Jannik Sinner
  11. Taylor Fritz
  12. Diego Schwartzman
  13. Denis Shapovalov
  14. Marin Cilic
  15. Reilly Opelka
  16. Pablo Carreno Busta
  17. Roberto Bautista Agut
  18. Grigor Dimitrov
  19. Gael Monfils
  20. Alex DeMinaure
  21. John Isner
  22. Botic van de Zandschulp
  23. Nikoloz Basilashvili
  24. Frances Tiafoe
  25. Holger Rune
  26. Miomir Kecmanovic
  27. Filip Krajinovic
  28. Lorenzo Sonego
  29. Daniel Evans
  30. Jenson Brooksby
  31. Tommy Paul
  32. Sebastien Baez

Ladies singles ranking

  1. Iga Swiatek
  2. Anet Kontaveit
  3. Ons Jabeur
  4. Paula Badosa
  5. Maria Sakkari
  6. Karolina Pliskova
  7. Danielle Collins
  8. Jessica Pegula
  9. Garbine Muguruza
  10. Emma Raducanu
  11. Coco Gauff
  12. Jelena Ostapenko
  13. Barbora Krejcikova
  14. Belinda Bencic
  15. Angelique Kerber
  16. Simona Halep
  17. Elena Rybakina
  18. Jil Teichman
  19. Madison Keys
  20. Amanda Anisimova
  21. Camille Giorgi
  22. Martina Trevisan
  23. Beatriz Haddad Maia
  24. Elise Mertens
  25. Petra Kvitova
  26. Sorana Cirstea
  27. Yulia Putintseva
  28. Alison Riske
  29. Anhelina Kalinina
  30. Shelby Rogers
  31. Kaia Kanepi
  32. Sara Sorribes Tormo

How to watch Wimbledon 2022

  • Appointment: June 27 – July 10
  • Time: Varied
  • Location: London, England
  • TV: NBC, tennis channel
  • Flow: fuboTV (try for free)