Soon after Tunisian Jabeur became the first Arab woman to reach a Grand Slam final in the Open Era, Rybakina scripted her own history by becoming the first Kazakhstan player to reach a major final.
Elena Rybakina, seeded 17th, defeated former champion Simona Halep in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. The 23-year-old Rybakina also became the youngest Wimbledon finalist since Garbine Muguruza in 2105.
Halep, the 2018 French Open and 2019 Wimbledon champion, had reached the semifinals without dropping a set but was broken early in both sets.
The 30-year-old Romanian, seeded 16th, wasn’t able to defend her Wimbledon title last year — after the 2020 edition was canceled — because of a calf injury.
Earlier on the Centre Court, Ons Jabeur defeated good friend Tatjana Maria 6-2, 3-6, 6-1. In the deciding set, the Tunisian twice broke her 34-year-old German opponent — who was a first-time Grand Slam semifinalist — en route to a 5-0 lead.
The gentlemen's semifinals are scheduled for Friday, with three-time defending champion and No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic facing No. 9 Cameron Norrie of Britain, and 22-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal up against unseeded Nick Kyrgios.
(With agency inputs)