Marketa Vondrousova beats Ons Jabeur to win Wimbledon!

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World No.42 Marketa Vondrousova, the first unseeded Wimbledon finalist in the Open Era, defeated Ons Jabeur 6-4 6-4 to clinch her Grand Slam first title at The Championships.

Marketa Vondrousova roars at Wimbledon 2023

Just as it seemed that Jabeur was in charge of the first set, Vondrousova won five consecutive games after trailing 4-2. This remarkable effort allowed her to not only snatch the first set but also begin the second set with a break.

Playing in the Wimbledon final for the second year in a row, Jabeur stopped her opponent’s momentum by breaking back right at the start of the second set and progressing into a 3-1 lead. For the third time, Vondrousova erased a two-game deficit, leveling to 3-3. At 4-4, Vondrousova sneaked away with a break and confidently held serve to become a surprise champion at Wimbledon 2023. Jabeur admitted that this was the toughest loss in her career, which makes her record in Grand Slam finals 0-3.

With her husband, Stepan Simek, supporting her from the stands, Vondrousova defied all odds and emerged as a Grand Slam champion. Prior to the tournament, she was not considered a favorite by anyone. In fact, her track record on grass was extremely modest, having only secured four Tour-level main-draw match wins on this surface before this year’s Wimbledon.

The 24-year-old Vondrousova didn’t even have an apparel sponsor at The Championships, as she had parted ways with Nike. We noticed that she was wearing a Lululemon outfit, although she didn’t officially promote them. Her tennis shoes were Nike Vapor Pro 2s, her racquet Yonex EZONE 100.

En route to her second career title, Vondrousova eliminated five seeds: No.12 Veronika Kudermetova, No.20 Donna Vekic, No.32 Marie Bouzkova, No.4 Jessica Pegula, and No.6 Ons Jabeur

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