London [UK]July 9 (ANI): No. 17 seed Alena Rybakina made history by becoming the first ever Asian Wimbledon champion by defeating Ons Jabert of Tunisia in the women’s singles final on Saturday.

With it, she also became Kazakhstan’s first-ever Grand Slam singles champion, defeating her Tunisian rival 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in a final that lasted 1 hour 48 minutes.

In this first Wimbledon title match, the 23-year-old Rybakina, the first Grand Slam finalist in the Open era, also became the youngest woman to win the title since 21-year-old Petra Kvitova, who won it in 2011. her career title. In between, she lost four straight finals, including last year’s play-off for bronze at the Tokyo Olympics.

Her rival Jabert also left the competition, creating history by leaving the venue as the first Tunisian and Arab woman to reach a Grand Slam final.

Ons Jabert of Tunisia booked her place in the Wimbledon final after defeating Germany’s Tatiana Maria in the women’s semi-finals on Thursday.

The No. 3 seed Jaber won the match against Maria, which lasted one hour and forty-three minutes, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.

Her rival Rybakina also reached the final, defeating Simona Halep of Romania in the semi-finals.

In the match, which lasted 1 hour and 15 minutes, the Kazakh defeated Halep with the score 6-3, 6-3. (ANI)

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