September 25, 2022

WIMBLEDON, England — Between Nick Kyrgios’ spectacle and Rafael Nadal’s withdrawal from the tournament, there have been plenty of headlines on the men’s side of the Wimbledon draw. Unfortunately, this likely obscured two rich histories on the women’s side.

For the first time since 1962, two women making their first appearance in a Grand Slam final will meet, following a new draw not held.

No. 3 Ons Jabeur and No. 17 Elena Rybakina summoned their best tennis and bring rich and compelling stories to Saturday’s women’s singles final. They feature a contrast of styles that we love to see from athletes on their biggest stage.