Elena Rybakina becomes First Singles Player from Kazakhstan to win Wimbledon title

23 years old Kazakh player defeated Tunisian player 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the final of Wimbledon Grand Slam 

Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan has become the first player representing the Central Asian nation to win a Grand Slam tennis singles title, defeating Ons Jabeur in the Wimbledon finals. The 23-year-old Rybakina beat Tunisia's Jabeur 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. No.17 seed Rybakina became the first player representing Kazakhstan, female or male, to win a major singles title with her comeback win over World No.3 Jabeur.

The 27-year-old Jabeur made history herself, becoming the first Arab woman to reach the final of a Grand Slam tournament. Rybakina, who was born in Moscow, would not have been allowed to play at this year's Wimbledon had she not switched allegiance from Russia to Kazakhstan four years ago. 

Players from Russia and Belarus were banned from competing at the tournament this year because of the war in Ukraine. Rybakina is the youngest woman to win the Wimbledon title since 21-year-old Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in 2011.


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