Rybakina made a stunning comeback after losing the first set to beat third-seeded Jabur 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the final between two first-timers.
Rybakina lost her serve early in the first set as Jabur took a 3-1 lead and registered a 6-3 win. Jabeur is the first female player in the Arab world to reach this milestone in a Grand Slam competition and although she started well, Rybakina was too good for her on Saturday.
Rybakina found her momentum in the second set and dominated the match after that, negating Jabeur’s style of play which consisted of mixing powerful groundstrokes with well-disguised drop shots, big serves and superb net play.
Moscow-born Rybakina, 23, broke Jabur early in the second set, and then once again improved her opponent’s serve to take the match into the decider.
Although Jabeur tried to fight back in the final set and had three break points down 2-3, Rybakina, who defeated former champion Simona Halep in the semi-finals, saved all three and won the set, match and championship.
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