Elena Rybakina beat Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur 3-6 6-2 6-2 to become the first player from Kazakhstan to win a Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon.
The 23-year-old is also the youngest person to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish since 2011.
Rybakina who was born in Moscow would not have been at Wimbledon because of the ban if not for changing her nationality four years ago.
The Kazakh appeared to succumb to the pressure of a grand slam final earlier in the match against the much favored Jabeur and conceded the first set without much effort.
Her fortunes began to change early in the second set as she forced world no.2 Jabeur into errors. After sealing the second set to force a decider, she did not relent before sealing the win on her very first championship point.
Both Jabeur and Elena Rybakina were looking to win Wimbledon for the first time in their nation’s history, an honor that eventually went to Rybakina.
She did not show much emotion after sealing the win, simply raising her fist in acknowledgment before the crowd showed its appreciation for her feat.
Along with the prized trophy she received the largest payout in Wimbledon’s history.
The tournament will conclude tomorrow with the men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios.