Russian-born Elena Rybakina, who won the ladies singles title at Wimbledon, got emotional while talking to about her parents.
The 23-year-old Rybakina came from behind to beat Tunisian Ons Jabeur 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Rybakina, who was born in Moscow to Russian parents, changed her nationality to represent Kazakhstan in order to get greater support from the tennis federation in 2018.
The No.17 seed Rybakina became the first player representing Kazakhstan, female or male, to win a major singles title.
When asked if she feels Russia will try to politicise her victory, Rybakina said: "From my side I can only say that I'm representing Kazakhstan and I didn't choose where I was born (Moscow). People believed in me, Kazakhstan supported me so much. Even today I heard so many (much) support and I saw the flags, so I don't know how to answer these questions."
Talking about her deadpan reaction after winning the title, Rybakina said: "I'm always very calm. I don't know what should happen but when I was giving my speech, at the end I was thinking I'm going to cry right now, but somehow I held it (in). Maybe later when I'm alone in the room I'm going to cry non-stop, I don't know."