• Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

Marketa Vondrousova, Stuns Ons Jabeur, sets record in Wimbledon Open win

As the first unseeded woman in the Wimbledon final in 60 years, Vondrousova was a heavy underdog against sixth-ranked OnsJabeur.

Marketa Vondrousova on Saturday became the first unseeded woman in the history of the Wimbledon Open to win the title in the Open era as she won Jabeur in straight sets (6:4; 6:4) in Saturday’s final.

But the 24-year-old Czech upset the odds on Centre Court to win her maiden Grand Slam title at the second attempt after losing to Ash Barty in the 2019 French Open final.

After the game, the new Champion said, “After everything I’ve been through – I had a cast on this time last year – and now I can’t believe I’m holding this trophy”.

Vondrousova, who came into the tournament ranked No. 42 in the world, fell to the grass court in tears after winning the match point. She will surge into the Top 10 when the new WTA rankings are released on Monday after beating Jabeur for the third time this year.

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