Wimbledon 2022 ladies' final – Elena Rybakina vs Ons Jabeur LIVE BUILD-UP: Kazakh takes on Tunisian on Centre Court | The Sun

TODAY it's the Wimbledon Ladies' Final where Ons Jabeur of Tunisia takes on Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan.

We build up to that, plus look ahead to the Men's Wimbledon 2022 final where Novak Djokovic will play Nick Kyrgios in an enthralling SW19 showdown on Sunday afternoon.

Djokovic beat Brit Cameron Norrie 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 on Friday evening to reach his eighth Wimbledon final.

Meanwhile, it's a first Grand Slam final altogether for tennis bad boy Kyrgios, who received a walkover into Sunday's showpiece after semi-final opponent Rafael Nadal pulled out with an abdominal injury.

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  • Justin Lawrence

    Norrie admits he's still learning

    Cameron Norrie admits he has alot to learn after his semi-final loss to Novak Djokovic.

    Djokovic cruised past the tournament's last Brit standing to set up a final game against Nick Kyrgios on Sunday.

    And Norrie conceded he's still an improving novice after the game, although he's optimistic about his future chances.

    He said: "I have a lot to learn. I have been improving little by little. You have to be patient with yourself.”

    “It’s been a good experience playing against him (Djokovic), especially at the level he has here at Wimbledon.

    “It gives me a lot of confidence. I need to keep working hard, I still have aspects of my game to improve. I want to go further and try to win a Slam.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Kyrgios admits tennis hate sometimes

    Nick Kyrgios has admitted he has an indifferent relationship with the sport.

    The controversial Aussie ace will face Novak Djokovic in tomorrow's men's final.

    But there's time he hates the game, Kyrgios declared ahead of the tournament decider.

    He said: "There’s definitely times where I hate the sport, but there are times where I think I’m one of the most competitive people I’ve ever met.

    “I’ve met a lot of people and whether it’s playing my Nintendo, whether it’s playing basketball, whether it’s anything, I’m so competitive.

    “So I feel like I love tennis, but I just love competing. I just love going up against someone and I love just the winning and losing aspect of sport in general. So I don’t know if that will ever change.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Judy Murray's best Wimbledon discovery

    Judy Murray has witnessed some epic matches at Wimbledon this summer.

    Although her son Andy crashed out of the tournament in the second round against John Isner.

    But despite some breath-taking action on the court, Judy's found her greatest discovery away from the grass.

    While waiting for the women's singles final between Elena Rybakina and Ons Jabeur, Judy indulged in a tasty delicacy named 'Wimbledon Mess.'

    And she declared the succulent dessert of yoghurt topped with strawberries is "one of her best discoveries at the Championships," on Twitter.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Djokovic speaks on final pressure

    Novak Djokovic is aware of how much is at stake in Sunday's final against Nick Kyrgios.

    The Serb ended Brit Cameron Norrie's Wimbledon journey in the semi's.

    And he's now got the chance to pip Roger Federer and get within one major of all-time leader Rafa Nadal by defeating Kyrgios tomorrow.

    But Djokovic knows it won't be an easy feat, he said: "I don’t know how many grand slam opportunities to win the trophy I will still have, as I will have in a few days’ time.

    "I’m aware of what’s on the line. I mean, every match, every grand slam that I get to play at this stage of my career, there is a lot on the line. So, of course.

    "I’m approaching it with positive attitude and self-belief and willingness to win. There’s no doubt about it."

  • Joshua Jones

    Stages are set

    So we now know the two Wimbledon singles finals for 2022 – and three of the four involved are making their Grand Slam final debuts.

    Tomorrow we have Elena Rybakina up against Ons Jabeur.

    And then on Sunday it will be Nick Kyrgios up against 20-time major winner Novak Djokovic.

    Get that popcorn stocked up and ready!

  • Joshua Jones

    Nov-el idea?

    Cryptic Novak Djokovic refused to reveal what is in the mystery bottle he appears to be inhaling from during Wimbledon matches.

    The reigning champion has been spotted consuming something from a water bottle at changeovers.

    Video footage shows the Serbian look towards his box, point at the bottle and then put his lips to the mouthpiece then squeeze the contents of the bottle into his mouth quickly.

    It has raised questions over what Djokovic is doing.

    But when quizzed on it after his four-set semi-final win over Brit Cameron Norrie, the No1 seed refused to give his secrets away.

    He joked: "Magic potion," then broke into laughter.

    Djokovic – who also eats dates during matches as part of his gluten-free diet – then added: "That's all I can say. It helps.

    "You'll find out soon, but I can't speak about it now."

    It is understood the contents are an unmixed energy drink or isotonic powder – an effective way of a quick boost on the court.

  • Joshua Jones

    Still action at SW19

    There may have only been one men's semi-final today – but that is not the end of the tennis just yer.

    Mixed-doubles champ Desirae Krawczyk and partner Danielle Collins are locked at 2-6 6-3 3-3 with top-seeds Elise Mertens and Shuai Zhang on Centre in the ladies' doubles.

    And British duo Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid are going well in the wheelchair doubles.

    They are serving for the first set of the semi-finals – as they aim for an 11th consecutive Grand Slam together.

  • Joshua Jones

    Weight of glory

    Djokovic has revealed he spotted Cam Norrie in the locker room earlier… using his own scales.

    The Brit apparently doesn't trust the numbers on the ones provided by the All England Club.

    Talk about attention to detail.

    Djokovic said: "Very professional guy. He brought his little scale to weigh himself after the warmup.

    "I was thinking to myself, 'Wow, there is a scale in the locker room, but he doesn't trust it. He brought his own.' So I thought, 'Wow, this is professionalism on another level.'

    "It seemed to me that he's really being very precise with his weight, how much liquids he's losing. I guess that's the main reason for it.

    "He's very thorough about his chores and his preparation and his recovery. I like to see that because I have that kind of approach, as well.

    "With this kind of approach, I feel like you're always going to get chances. You're always going to get rewards for being so professional."

  • Joshua Jones

    Djokovic defends his kiss

    The Serb was asked by SunSport about the blowing of the kisses to the crowd at the end.

    But he defended himself by suggesting he was directing it at one of his fans who was cheering for him.

    Right…

  • Joshua Jones

    On the perfect start…

    Norrie: "It was a great atmosphere, especially right from the start I managed to break then.

    "The crowd was obviously way behind me. I think I, for the most part, used it to my advantage.

    "I think a couple times there at the end it looked like he was getting a bit distracted with the crowd.

    "I really enjoyed the atmosphere, enjoyed the match. Obviously not the result that I wanted. A little bit disappointing in terms of the way I executed in a few parts."

  • Joshua Jones

    Norrie into press

    Cameron Norrie is just about to start his press conference.

    Let's see what the defeated Brit has to say.

    He should definitely be proud of this fantastic run to the semi-final.

    Remember, before this Wimbledon fortnight, the No9 seed had never gone beyond the third round in a major.

  • Joshua Jones

    Another record for Novak

    Sunday's showdown with Kyrgios will be Djokovic's 32nd Grand Slam singles final.

    And that is a new record in men's tennis.

    Roger Federer is second on 31 with Nadal – who has the most Grand Slam titles with 22 – just behind on 30.

    Next on the list?

    Ivan Lendl on 19.

  • Joshua Jones

    Mixed reaction

    There was certainly a few different responses to Novak Djokovic as he comes to the microphone for his on-court interview.

    Here is Richard's pics of the Novak response…

    Credit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
    Credit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
  • Joshua Jones

    More boos for Novak

    Wow.

    The Centre Court crowd did not take too kindly to Djokovic's response after match point.

    I think he looked out for the fan giving him some grief and blows kisses to the crowd – as if to say, "Take that!"

  • Joshua Jones

    Djokovic 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 Norrie

    GAME, SET AND MATCH, DJOKOVIC!

    Norrie puts a needless forehand into the tramlines and Djokovic needs three more points.

    An ace at 15-15 puts him within two before the Serb sends a forehand of his own flying wide of the mark.

    Serve and volley. Old school. Match point…

    Big serve down the T framed by Norrie!

    It's all over and there are some boos as Djokovic glares at the crowd.

  • Joshua Jones

    Djokovic* 2-6 6-3 6-2 5-4 Norrie

    Djokovic wants to get this over and done with.

    He slips down 30-0 but then produces a stunning drop volley which leaves Norrie chasing a lost cause.

    A forehand slap misses the target and a backhand return long will force Novak to serve it out.

  • Joshua Jones

    Djokovic 2-6 6-3 6-2 5-3 Norrie*

    A backhand into the tramlines off the strings of the Serb's racket gets this Centre Court crowd excited.

    But Djokovic is experienced enough and focused enough and, quite simply, good enough to not let it deter him.

    He is a game away from the final.

  • Joshua Jones

    Djokovic* 2-6 6-3 6-2 4-3 Norrie

    Norrie refuses to go without a fight!

    He is a battler and grinds through another service game.

    The No9 seed is keeping himself pumped with some shouts of encouragement as Djokovic sails one out.

    Still just the single break…

  • Joshua Jones

    Djokovic 2-6 6-3 6-2 4-2 Norrie*

    From the roar at the end of the previous game…

    To the quiet of Novak Djokovic relentlessly and efficiently winning points on serve.

    A deathly stare from the Serb in the direction of one vocal fan who gives him some stick before he sends down a perfect T ace.

  • Joshua Jones

    Djokovic* 2-6 6-3 6-2 3-2 Norrie

    A let cord goes for Djokovic again and Norrie can only kick the ball away in further frustration.

    Djokovic has the chance to turn the screw but nets a drop shot at 15-30.

    He works up break point anyway, though, with yet more bonkers angles and superb hitting.

    Saved by Norrie!

    Excellent tennis from Djokovic, beautifully crafting the point before a brutal volley.

    But that break point is also saved by a fine point and simple forehand winner.

    Break point. Ace to save. Fourth deuce.

    And finally, after a controversial – and wrong – overrule by the chair umpire, Norrie holds.

    A standing ovation and a deafening roar.

  • Joshua Jones

    Djokovic 2-6 6-3 6-2 3-1 Norrie*

    That was like first-set Norrie, having Djokovic chasing and scrambling before tucking the ball away behind the Serb. 15-15.

    But the No1 seed refuses to be shaken.

    Our snapper Richard Pelham has spotted Arsenal and England star Bukayo Saka on Centre Court watching the action.

    Credit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
  • Joshua Jones

    Djokovic* 2-6 6-3 6-2 2-1 Norrie

    Ah, yes.

    That's more like it.

    Norrie races into a 40-0 lead with some confident hitting.

    He closes out the hold and is on the scoreboard in this must-win fourth set.

  • Joshua Jones

    Djokovic 2-6 6-3 6-2 2-0 Norrie*

    Oh that is special.

    Novak Djokovic produces some divine tennis in this game.

    The touch and feel and control are extraordinary.

    He consolidates the early break.

  • Joshua Jones

    Djokovic* 2-6 6-3 6-2 1-0 Norrie

    DJOKOVIC BREAKS!

    Norrie sensibly goes off for a comfort break to regather his thoughts.

    He may well have done a Djokovic-style pep talk to himself in the toilet mirrors – telling himself he can win these next two sets.

    A hold at the beginning of this fourth, you feel, is an absolute must.

    From 30-0 to 30-30, Norrie lets the Djokovic lob bounce long before netting for deuce.

    He reads the Djokovic shot after bringing the Serb in but then misses the backhand pass to offer break point…

    A forehand long is a nightmare start for Norrie – a frustrated whack of his shoes and racket bag is totally understandable.

    He has a mountain to climb…

  • Joshua Jones

    Djokovic 2-6 6-3 6-2 Norrie*

    GAME AND THIRD SET, DJOKOVIC!

    Djokovic sends the first one out but Norrie then sends a limp return into the net. Frustrating.

    Djokovic brings Norrie in and it's another crushing sprint that ends in watching the ball bounce past him as the Serb tightens the screw.

    An ace brings up two set points…

    He is a set away from the Wimbledon final as Norrie nets a forehand on the run.

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