Ons Jabeur secures landmark victory in Birmingham final

Ons Jabeur claimed her first win over Daria Kasatkina to clinch the Viking Classic final on Sunday.

Ons Jabeur

Tunisia's Ons Jabeur celebrates winning the Viking Classic title on Sunday.   -  Reuters

Second-seeded Ons Jabeur became the first Arab woman to win a WTA singles title with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Daria Kasatkina in the Viking Classic final on Sunday.

It was also the Tunisian player's first victory against Kasatkina. The fourth-seeded Russian, who was going for her third title this year, had won both previous contests against Jabeur, but they were not on grass.

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The 24th-ranked Jabeur lost her two previous singles finals — against Kasatkina in Moscow in 2018 and at Charleston earlier this season.

Jabeur has a tour-leading 28 wins this year, tied with top-ranked Ashleigh Barty.

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