“I didn't expect that I'm going to be here in the second week, especially in the final. I believed that I have a game to go far in the Grand Slams. Of course, I believed that maybe one day I can win it,” said Rybakina on Thursday
“It was tough because I had injuries, I didn't have good preparation, and it was not the moment when I'm just going up with my results. So of course I came a bit more relaxed since I knew that I didn't have good preparation.
“Maybe this is something also help me to get through all these matches. I can say that this is really first time when I enjoyed every day of playing and just being on the tournaments.”
Jabeur is 36-9 win-loss this season, while Rybakina is 25-12.
Over the past two seasons, Jabeur has won 84 matches, more than any other woman on tour.