WIMBLEDON 2023: Czech Vondrousova Makes History, Beats Jabeur In Finals

Czech Marketa Vondrousova has emerged victorious over Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur 6-4 6-4 to become the first unseeded player in the professional era to win the Wimbledon women’s singles title.

The 24-year-old left-hander, who a year ago needed wrist surgery, proved too steady in Saturday’s (today) final for the error-strewn Jabeur who ended up as runner-up for the second successive year.

Vondrousova, who came to Wimbledon as a fan last year wearing a cast after her surgery, fell flat on her back as the magnitude of what she had achieved sank in.

Meanwhile, Jabeur was bidding to become the first Arab player to win a Grand Slam title and the first African woman to lift one of the four major trophies. But she was well below her best.

Also, sixth seed Jabeur, 28, has now lost all three major finals she has played in and was in tears at the end.

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