Vondrousova upsets Jabeur to win Wimbledon title

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 15, 2023 Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova celebrates with the trophy winning her final match against Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur Reuters/Dylan Martinez

By Reuters

Unseeded Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic stunned Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur 6-4 6-4 to win the Wimbledon women’s singles final on Saturday.

The 24-year-old left-hander became the first unseeded player to win the Wimbledon women’s singles title in the professional era, leaving sixth seed Jabeur as the runner-up for the second successive year.

Jabeur was bidding to become the first Arab player to win a Grand Slam title and the first African woman to win one of the four majors.

She produced a nervy display under the Centre Court roof, however, and Vondrousova, who had wrist surgery last year and missed the tournament, stayed cool to claim the title.