Elena Rybakina wins Wimbledon women's singles title, her first grand slam and first for Kazakhstan

    Elena Rybakina celebrates with the Venus Rosewater Dish trophy after winning the women's singles Wimbledon final.

    (CNN)Elena Rybakina won the women's singles final Wimbledon on Saturday, claiming her first grand slam title and the first for Kazakhstan.

    Rybakina beat world No. 3 Ons Jabeur in three sets, coming from a set down to win 3-6 6-2 6-2.
    The 23-year-old, appearing in her first grand slam final, started slowly but gradually found her rhythm and powerful serve to overcome Jabeur.
      Rybakina, who was born in Russia but has represented Kazakhstan since 2018, was the youngest women's finalist at Wimbledon since 2015 when Garbine Muguruza was 21.
        But at the end of an enthralling encounter, Rybakina lifted the Venus Rosewater Dish aloft as she was named Wimbledon champion for the first time.
        In her interview on court afterwards, Rybakina's first emotion was one of relief.
        "I was super nervous before the match, during the match and I'm happy it's finished," she told Sue Barker on Center Court.
          "Really I have never felt something like this. I want to thank the crowd for the support, it was unbelievable these two weeks.
          "But also I want to congratulate Ons for a great match and everything you have achieved. I think you are an inspiration for everybody. You have an amazing game. We don't have someone like this on tour and it is a joy to play against you. I ran so much, I don't think I need to do fitness anymore.
          Rybakina added: "It's true, I did not expect to be in the second week of a Grand Slam at Wimbledon. To be a winner is just amazing. I don't have the words to say how happy I am."
          "But I wouldn't be here without my team of course, so I want to say a big thanks to them. I want to say thanks to my coach, my sponsors, everyone. The most important is my parents of course, they are not here so I am very sorry. My sister is here and it is just the third time she comes on the tour to watch so I'm happy she is here. Without my parents I wouldn't be here for sure. Thank you so much everyone."
          Rybakina kisses the trophy winning the Wimbledon women's singles title.

          First steps

          It took just a few games of the final for the first shock. The big-serving Rybakina, who had dropped only one set in the whole tournament before the final, was broken by Jabeur in the third game to take an early lead.
          And in Rybakina's next service game, she was forced to save numerous break points as her first set chances looked to be teetering, but she managed to stave off the energetic Jabeur.
          A few games later, having held serve, Jabeur's dogged return game and masterful deftness opened up three set points to give her the opportunity to take the first set; she gladly took them with both hands.
          Jabeur celebrates winning a point against Rybakina.
          However, despite looking rattled in the opening set, Rybakina began the second frame strongly. Behind her own accurate returns, she broke the lively Jabeur in her opening service game to the shock of everyone watching.
          Having taken