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Ons Jabeur wins first WTA title in Birmingham

Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur beat Daria Kasatkina of Russia 7-5 6-4 in the Viking Classic Birmingham final to win her maiden WTA title and become the first Arab WTA singles champion.

The 26-year-old Jabeur was playing her third career final at the WTA 250 grasscourt event in Birmingham, having previously finished runner-up at the 2018 Kremlin Cup in Moscow to Kasatkina herself and earlier this year at the MUSC Health Women’s Open in Charleston to Astra Sharma.

Playing on a career-high ranking of No.24, this week Jabeur recorded victories over Catherine McNally, Leylah Fernandez, Anastasia Potapova, Heather Watson and finally Kasatkina.