'This is awesome': Tennis world stunned by never-before-seen moment

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
Ons Jabeur (pictured left) celebrating after winning match point (pictured right).
Ons Jabeur (pictured left) became the first Arab woman to win a WTA title. (Images: Getty Images/@WTA)

The tennis world has heaped praise on Tunisian star Ons Jabeur after she became the first Arab woman to win a WTA Singles title at the Birmingham Classic.

Jabeur, from Tunisia, put in a superb performance to defeat Daria Kasatkina 7-5, 6-4 victory in the Birmingham Classic final.

'SO SAD': Tennis world in disbelief at Nadal and Osaka twist

'SO GOOD': Fans in frenzy over photos of Serena Williams

The 26-year-old came close to creating history back in 2018 when she lost to Kasatkina herself at the Moscow final, and her other defeat came at the hands of Australian Astra Sharma in Charleston in April.

This time around, she finally entered the winner's circle with an hour-and-a-half victory over No.4 seed Kasatkina to make a piece of tennis history.

"I knew I had to go for it, I had to win this title to at least breathe, and give an example," Jabeur said at the trophy presentation.

"There's not a lot of Tunisian or Arabic players playing, so I hope this could inspire them, and I want to see more Arabic and Tunisians playing with me on tour."

The Tunisian trailblazer continues to create history.

She was the first Arab woman to reach the Third Round and Quarter-Final of a Grand Slam and secure a ranking inside the World Top 70.

The tennis world was quick to heap praise on the history maker.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

Jabeur now has a tour-leading 28 wins this year, tied with Australia's world No.1 Ash Barty, and will go into Wimbledon on a high.

with AAP

Watch 'Mind Games', the new series from Yahoo Sport Australia exploring the often brutal mental toil elite athletes go through in pursuit of greatness:

Click here to sign up to our newsletter for all the latest and breaking stories from Australia and around the world.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting