Sensation: World No. 42 Vondrousova Beats Jabeur To Win Her First Grand Slam Title At Wimbledon

Sensation: World No. 42 Vondrousova Beats Jabeur To Win Her First Grand Slam Title At Wimbledon

by Erik Virostko

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Marketa Vondrousova defeated Ons Jabeur in the 2023 Wimbledon Championships final to win her maiden Grand Slam title.

Two former Grand Slam finalists, but neither of them managed to make the last step in the past. Vondrousova played the 2019 Roland Garros final, while Jabeur made two major finals in 2022 at Wimbledon and US Open.

As the two met in the final, it was clear that there would be a new WTA Grand Slam champion. Jabeur eliminated four Grand Slam winners on her way to the final, and while the Tunisian made back-to-back finals in the All England Club, the Czech player became the second lowest-ranked woman to reach the Wimbledon final.

The two met five times before, and Vondrosuova led the H2H 3-2 going into the final. But Jabeur had more experience with the Centre Court and she wanted to use that experience in the final match against the Czech player.

Jabeur had a great start when she led 2-0 with a break and two game points to confirm the break. However, she lost the one-break advantage and even despite breaking her opponent once more in the first set, it was ultimately Vondrousova who prevailed in the opener.

The Czech player won four consecutive games, and 16 of the last 18 points in the first set to complete a sensational comeback from 2-4 to win the opening set 6-4 and gain confidence for the remainder of the match.

In the second set, it was Vondrousova who started better, but despite breaking first, the World No. 42 was then broken twice and Jabeur once again led by one break.

But the Tunisian was visibly nervous in the final, and she couldn't find her A-game. As the result, Vondrosuova broke her serve once more to win the match 6-4, 6-4 and lift her first-ever Grand Slam title at the 2023 Wimbledon Championships.


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