The WTA, like the ATP on the men's side, decided not to award ranking points for the Grand Slam event after Wimbledon barred Russian and Belarusian players due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The Russian-born Kazakh player rolls over Tunisian in three sets to win historic Wimbledon title
She is the first tennis player from Kazakhstan to win a Grand Slam singles championship. This was the first women's title match since 1962 at All England Club, who were making their debuts in final.
Jabeur became the first African woman to reach a Grand Slam final in the modern era when she beat close friend Tatjana Maria in the semi-finals.
Jabeur is on quite a run right now: She has won 11 consecutive matches and 22 of her past 24.
Jabeur had started by playing on courts belonging to local hotels but she soon joined the Tennis Club Hammam Sousse, which now bears a huge portrait of its most famous graduate.
In the semifinals, Jabeur will face another newcomer to this stage at a major tournament Tatjana Maria.
"It's my kind of thing to express a little bit my stress during the match, doing funny things with the football or anything just helps me connect with the crowd," Jabeur said
The WTA event had seen tennis great Williams, 40, play her first two competitive matches since she limped out of last year's Wimbledon in tears with a hamstring problem.
Williams and Tunisia's Jabeur defeated Shuko Aoyama and Chan Hao-ching 6-2, 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon warm-up event at Devonshire Park.
Around 90 minutes later, fans were on their feet again, celebrating a comeback win for the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion at the Wimbledon warmup event on England's south coast.
The top-seeded Ons Jabeur, who reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon last year, will next play US qualifier Alycia Parks.
Belinda Bencic won three of the last four games to outlast Ons Jabeur 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 and win the Credit One Charleston Open for her first clay-court championship.
Simona Halep's win lines up an exciting semifinal encounter where she will face World No.21 Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia.
The ninth-ranked Muguruza, from Spain, also won the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in March.