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Wimbledon Final: Vondrousova creates history, wins 1st Grand Slam title

Wimbledon Final: Vondrousova creates history, wins 1st Grand Slam title

Wimbledon Final Highlights: Unseeded Marketa Vondrousova created history as she sailed past Ons Jabeur in the Wimbledon 2023 final. The Czech became the first-ever unseeded player to lift the Women’s Singles title in the tournament in the Open era on Saturday, 15th July 2023. Also Read: Wimbledon Highlights: Alcaraz sails past Medvedev to enter Wimbledon […]

Wimbledon Final Highlights: Unseeded Marketa Vondrousova created history as she sailed past Ons Jabeur in the Wimbledon 2023 final. The Czech became the first-ever unseeded player to lift the Women’s Singles title in the tournament in the Open era on Saturday, 15th July 2023.

Also Read: Wimbledon Highlights: Alcaraz sails past Medvedev to enter Wimbledon final

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It has been an incredible tale as just a year ago, Marketa Vondrousova was a spectator at the All England Club. She had a cast on her injured left wrist. On Saturday, she hoisted the Venus Rosewater Dish as the champion. She is also the second unseeded champion ever after Billie Jean King (1963) in the tournament.

For Vondrousova, it was her first Grand Slam singles title after reaching the final at Roland Garros in 2019. It was her third win of the season over Jabeur. Jabeur, meanwhile, lost for the third time in a major final in a year’s time.

“I don’t really know what’s happening right now,” a still-breathless Vondrousova told the Centre Court crowd. “It’s an amazing feeling. I had a cast last year this time. This is amazing I can stand here. Tennis is crazy.”

With the title, Vondrousova is projected to make her Top 10 debut, at World No.10, in Monday’s new rankings.

Clearly a little out of sorts, Jabeur made some uncharacteristic errors, but when she broke Vondrousova — at love — she found herself with a 4-2 lead. That was when it all came crashing down; Vondrousova won 16 of the next 18 points and four straight games to take the first set.

Jabeur rallied, as she has the entire fortnight, breaking Vondrousova and racing out to a 3-1 lead. But the Czech, playing more terrific defense, immediately got it back on serve.

The deal-breaker was the ninth game. Vondrousova, playing close to the baseline and taking the ball early, forced the issue. She was rewarded with two loose forehands from Jabeur to lead 5-4, then served out the match.

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