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Wimbledon : Rybakina Clinches Grand Slam

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Elena Rybakina has become the first Kazakhstani player to clinch a Grand Slam singles title, thanks to a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 triumph over Tunisian world No.2 Ons Jabeur in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.

The No.17 seed and Jabeur, the No.3 seed, are the first players from their respective countries to feature in a Grand Slam singles final and the stakes were high for both in this historic contest.

At 23, the Kazakhstani power player is the youngest champion to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish at Wimbledon since Petra Kvitova in 2011.

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Her victory ended Jabeur’s 11-match winning streak and also the Tunisian’s bid to become the first African woman and first Arab player to win a Slam in the Open era.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the Editor-In-Chief of Blaze Newz Nigeria, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication.

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