Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic is the new women’s champion of Wimbledon after defeating Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur in the final.
She won the match 6-4 6-4 to become the first unseeded player to walk away with the laurels on the iconic grass courts of Wimbledon.
Vondrousova undoubtedly handled the pressure of the final better than her more famous opponent and she won a series of pots in a row.
Although Jabeur came out stronger in the second set, the Czech just didn’t want to lie down. She was chased around the court, she dived and when she hit the winning shot, she just lay there and celebrated on the seam of her back.
A year ago she was a tourist in London who watched the action from the side of the track after undergoing an operation on her wrist.
Now she is the queen of Wimbledon.
“It’s an incredible feeling. It’s never easy to fight your way back after an injury – you really never know what to expect – but tennis can be a strange game,” she said after the match.
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 15, 2023
For Jabeur it must be a bitter pill to swallow. It was her second Wimbledon final in a row and she was the big favorite to hold up the silverware.
“This defeat is the one that hurts the most. The rest of the day is going to be difficult for me, but I promise not to lose heart and I will come back stronger,” said the Tunisian.