Elena Rybakina will take on Ons Jabeur in the Wimbledon 2023 women’s quarterfinals

Wimbledon 2023

In a replay of last year’s championship match, reigning champion Elena Rybakina will be taking on Ons Jabeur in the women’s quarterfinals after the Tunisian defeated Petra Kvitova in straight sets. Jabeur was simply sensational in her match against Kvitova, as she beat her 6-0, 6-3 on the centre court.

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Rybakina also reached the quarterfinals, but it was definitely not the way she had expected to reach there. She was 4-1 up in the match in the first set against the Brazilian Haddad Maia, but her opponent got injured, and Rybakina got a walkover. Beatriz Haddad Maia broke down in tears after being forced to forfeit her match against reigning champion Elena Rybakina in the fourth round.

She attempted to continue after a lengthy medical stoppage with the score at 3-1, but it was evident that she was unable to do so after she became immobile during a Rybakina serve game. She stepped hesitantly to the net and shook hands with the score at 4-1 after grieving the entire previous game.

The number 2 seed, Aryna Sabalenka, who was exempt from participating in the Championships last year, also reached the final eight of the tournament. She dominated her match against Alexandrova and beat her 6-4, 6-0. Sabalenka will now be up against the 25th-seeded American Madison Keys.

Iga Swiatek, Elina Svitolina, and Jessica Pegula were the first players to reach the quarterfinals this time around and will be playing their matches today. Jessica Pegula, who has had a great run in the slam so far, will be up against Marketa Vondrousova.

The number 1 seed and favourite to win the championship, Iga Swiatek, will be facing a tough opponent in Elina Svitolina at the centre court. Svitolina has been in terrific form since her return to the court after her maternity leave and will pose a huge challenge in front of Swiatek.