Dubai: Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina rallied from a set down to beat Tunisia's Ons Jabeur 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 to win her first major women's singles crown in Wimbledon today.
Rybakina is a 23-year-old who was born in Moscow and has represented Kazakhstan since 2018, when that country offered her funding to support her tennis career.
This was the first women's title match since 1962 at the All England Club between two players who were making their debuts in a major final.
Rybakina is ranked No. 23. Since the WTA computer rankings began in 1975, just one woman ranked lower than Rybakina won Wimbledon - Venus Williams in 2007 at No. 31, although she previously had been No. 1 and already won three of her five career trophies at the All England Club.
Rybakina used her big serve and powerful forehand to overcome Jabeur's mix of spins and slices at Centre Court on Saturday. Rybakina ended Jabeur's 12-match winning streak, which came entirely on grass courts.