- Vondrousova beat the odds on Center Court to win her first Grand Slam title.
- Jabeur remains the runner-up at Wimbledon for the second year in a row.
- “Tennis is madness,” says Vondrosova.
Czech tennis star Marketa Vondrousova scripted history on Saturday by becoming the first unseeded player to win Wimbledon in the Open era as she stunned Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur 6-4, 6-4 in the final.
Vondrousova, 24, pipped Jabeur – the world number six – to lift a dish of rosewater in front of a packed audience at Wimbledon.
She broke the barriers on Center Court to win her first Grand Slam title at the second attempt after losing to Ash Barty in the 2019 French Open final. AFP informed of.
Jabeur, who was in tears after the loss, finished runner-up at Wimbledon for the second year in a row. The Tunisian was hoping to become the first Arab tennis player to win a Grand Slam title, as well as the first African woman to win one of the four major titles.
The Center Court roof was closed due to the possibility of rain during the match.
Jabeur made a positive start by winning the opening two games of the final, but Vondrousova, who made good use of her slow slices and clever angles, soon settled into the match.
Jabeur took a 4–2 lead but lost the first set, losing four games in a row.
Vondrousova reached 1–0 and 40–0 but Jabeur came back and won three games in a row.
However, Vondrousova leveled the set 3–3 and broke her opponent’s serve at a crucial 4–4 stage.
The winner missed the first match point on a double fault but volleyed the second time of asking to take the title.
“It’s very, very difficult,” Jabeur said. “I think it’s the most painful loss of my career.”
Meanwhile, the champion was jubilant after the victory.
“I really don’t know what’s happening right now,” Vondrousova told the Center Court crowd. “It is an amazing feeling. This time last year I had a cast. It’s amazing that I can stand here.
“Tennis is crazy.”