LONDON: underrated Elena Rybakina barely burst into a smile after winning the Wimbledon title on Saturday but endeared himself to central courtyard crowd with a breathtaking spectacle.
The 23-year-old became the first player representing Kazakhstan to win a Grand Slam singles title as she fought back to defeat favorite One Jabeur 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Rybakina barely slipped a foot as she recovered from a nervous start against the tricky Tunisian.

“It’s special because I was super nervous before the game (and) during the game and I’m honestly happy it’s over. I’ve never felt anything like this,” Rybakina said on the pitch afterwards. having received the Venus Rosewater Dish. by the Duchess of Cambridge.
“I just want to say a big thank you to the crowd for the support, it was amazing.”
She was generous in her praise of Jabeur, who was trying to become the first African woman and the first Arab to win a Grand Slam title.
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“I want to congratulate Ons for the great game and everything you have achieved. It’s amazing and I think you are an inspiration not only to young juniors but to everyone.
“You have an amazing game and I don’t think we have anyone like that on the Tour, you are a joy to play against.
“I ran so much today that I don’t think I need to do fitness anymore.”

She wished to thank the President of the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation who supported her in her box.
Rybakina, who was born and lives in Moscow, switched allegiance four years ago to gain more financial support.
North African trailblazer Jabeur, 27, looked deflated as she walked off the pitch with her runners-up plaque.
“I want to congratulate Elena and her team, she played amazing. I love this tournament so much and I feel really sad, but I want to say this is tennis and there is only only one winner,” she said.
“I’m really happy to try to inspire many generations in my country. I hope they listen. I just want to wish Eid Mubarak to all Muslims around the world.”



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