Elena Rybakina won the women’s singles at Wimbledon, her first Grand Slam tournament and the first for Kazakhstan

Rybakina beat the first racket of the world. 3 Ons Jabeur in three sets, leaving the set to win 3-6 6-2 6-2.

The 23-year-old, who appeared in her first Grand Slam final, started off slowly but gradually found her rhythm and powerful serve to beat Jabert.

Rybakina, who was born in Russia but has represented Kazakhstan since 2018, has been the youngest women’s Wimbledon finalist since 2015, when Garbina Muguruza was 21.

But at the end of a thrilling bout, Rybakina lifted the Venus Rosewater plate into the air as she was named Wimbledon champion for the first time.

In her subsequent court interview, Rybakina’s first emotion was one of relief.

“I was very nervous before the match, during the match and I’m glad it’s over,” she told Sue Barker on Center Court.

“In fact, I have never felt anything like it. I want to thank the crowd for their support, it’s been incredible these two weeks.

“But I also want to congratulate Ons on a great match and everything you have achieved. I think you are an inspiration to everyone. You have an amazing game. been running so much, I don’t think I need to do more fitness.

Rybakina added: “It’s true, I didn’t expect to get into the second week of the Grand Slam at Wimbledon. Being a winner is just amazing. I don’t have words to express how happy I am.”

“But I wouldn’t be here without my team, of course, so I want to say a big thank you to them. I want to say thank you to my coach, my sponsors, everyone. The most important thing, of course, are my parents, they are not like that I’m sorry. My sister is here and she’s only coming for the third time on tour to see so I’m happy that she’s here. Without my parents, I definitely wouldn’t be here. Thank you very much everyone. “

Rybakina kisses the trophy that won the Wimbledon women's singles title.

First steps

It took only a few games of the final for the first shock. Rybakina with a big serve, who lost only one set in the entire tournament before the final, was crushed by Zhaber in the third game and took the lead.

And in the next serve, Rybakina was forced to save multiple break points as her chances for the first set seemed precarious, but she managed to keep the energetic Zhaber.

A few games later, after holding the serve, Jabeur aggressively responded to the return game and masterfully deftly opened three set points, which gave her the opportunity to take the first set; she gladly took them in both hands.

Jaber celebrates victory over Rybakina.

However, despite the fact that Rybakina looked shocked in the first set, she started the second frame decisively. Behind her own accurate return, she broke a live Gill in her first pitch play, to the shock of everyone watching.

Quickly taking the lead, Rybakina soon nearly lost her lead, needing to deflect several break points before eventually taking a two-game lead in a set.

And under blue London skies and bright sunshine, the next few games went by with very little time between the two stars.

Rybakina celebrating her victory over Zhaber during the women's singles final at Wimbledon.

Both had to parry opponents’ break points to hold on to serve as they displayed skills that had dazzled their opponents in previous rounds.

But Rybakina was once again broken by Jaber, who looked so solid in the opening set, in the second set, taking the lead 4-1.

And when a set was on the line, she rediscovered her usually devastating serving skills, struggling from the start, decisively capturing the set to send it into the deciding set.

After a short break for water and calming the nerves, tennis continued feverishly.

Rybakina once again got ahead of Tunisia, setting an early pace, and the pair exchanged blows. And in a tense final set, it was the Kazakhstani who got stronger and stronger, eventually claiming her first Grand Slam title with another impressive serve performance.

Rybakina celebrating her victory over Zhaber and her victory in the women's singles at Wimbledon.

Not only did she become the first player from her country to win a Grand Slam title, she also became the youngest Wimbledon champion since 2011.

As for Jaber, she also sought to imprint her name in the history books by becoming the first Arab or African player to win a Grand Slam title.

When asked about how to inspire young players at home, she joked, “Elena stole my title, but that’s okay!”

“I love this tournament so much and I am very sad, but I am trying to inspire many generations of my country. I hope they listen to me.”