Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina wins her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon

Nearly two hours of big swinging and plenty of sprinting later, she had won the championship at the All England Club with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Ons Jabeur

She was born in Moscow and has represented Kazakhstan since 2018, when that country offered her funding to support her tennis career.

Since the WTA computer rankings began in 1975, just one woman ranked lower than the No. 23 Rybakina has won Wimbledon — Venus Williams in 2007 at No. 31, although she had been No. 1 and already won three of her five career Wimbledon trophies.

Jabeur was trying to become the first Arab or African woman to win a Slam singles title in the professional era, which dates to 1968.

Soon she was stepping over the green wall beside front-row seats to go through the stands for hugs with her coach, her sister and others.