Marketa Vondrousova, who is currently ranked 42nd in the world, emerges victorious at the Wimbledon Championships.
Marketa Vondrousova, a left-handed pitcher from the Czech Republic who is 24 years old, created history at Wimbledon by becoming the first unseeded woman to win the illustrious competition in 60 years. In the championship match, 42nd-ranked Vondrousova easily overcame 2022 runner-up Ons Jabeur, winning 6-4, 6-4. The players were shielded from the brisk winds outside by the main stadium’s closed retractable roof, which was closed for the game. In contrast to Jabeur, who struggled with tension in her shots.
Vondrousova’s left-handed strokes were fluid and accurate.By bouncing back in each set, Vondrousova shown impressive resiliency. She won the final four games of the first set and the final three games of the second set. After finishing as the 2019 French Open’s teenage runner-up, Vondrousova now holds her maiden Grand Slam championship thanks to this amazing accomplishment. As they watched Vondrousova’s historic victory from the first row of the Royal Box, tennis icon Billie Jean King, the Wimbledon runner-up in 1963, and Kate, the Princess of Wales, contributed to the majesty of the occasion.
Jabeur now has a record of 0-3 after losing in the Wimbledon championship match, which was her third defeat in a major final. The 28-year-old Tunisian is unique among North African and Arab women for being the only one to advance to this far in a singles match at a Grand Slam event. But she lost to Elena Rybakina at the All England Club and Iga Swiatek, the world No. 1, at the U.S. Open the year before.
Just two weeks earlier, Vondrousova’s path to winning the championship seemed implausible. She had previously gone 1-4 at Wimbledon and had just once reached the second round on a grass court. But she defied expectations and finished the event unbeaten, compiling a perfect 7-0 record. It should be noted that Vondrousova missed Wimbledon the previous year because of a left wrist ailment that necessitated surgery and kept her out of action from April to October. She consequently concluded the 2022 season in 99th place.
After 23 minutes of play in the championship match, both players had experienced early service breaks, leaving the score at 2-all. They kept exchanging breaks, each one being completed without giving up a single point.leading to a 4-all deadlock after 34 minutes.
Jabeur struggled throughout the game, making a total of 27 unintentional mistakes. Jabeur made mistakes, which Vondrousova took advantage of to control the first set by winning 16 of the final 18 points.
Jabeur took a little break in the changing room between sets. When she got back on the court, she made another mistake right away, which caused the audience to yell loudly in support of her. Jabeur made yet another error, giving Vondrousova a break point. This time, Jabeur once more fired into the goal, giving Vondrousova the break. The match had been going on for 45 minutes at this point, and Vondrousova had a one-set lead as well as a break advantage.
In fact, Jabeur pulled off a stunning comeback at that point in the game. She took a 3-1 lead in the second set after winning three straight games. This comeback displayed her capacity for mounting rallies, much like the ones she had carried out in prior matches against Rybakina, Aryna Sabalenka (at the time ranked No. 2), and 2019 U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu.
Jabeur, who had gained the endearing moniker “Minister of Happiness” for her upbeat and cheerful personality both on and off the court, had the support of the crowd. The crowd’s enthusiasm increased as Jabeur displayed her extraordinary abilities.
Jabeur’s comeback, though, was fleeting. After regaining her composure and momentum, Vondrousova dismissed Jabeur’s challenge. Vondrousova improved her performance when her husband attended the competition for the first time.
Vondrousova’s amazing jumping volley, which she delivered as the match was about to end, gave her the victory. She was so overcome with happiness that she tumbled in celebration onto the grass, where she felt the happiest she had ever been.