Wimbledon 2023: Marketa Vondrousova becomes the first-ever unseeded Wimbledon Women's Champion

24-year-old Marketa Vondrousova defeated Ons Jabeur 6-4, 6-4 in the Women's singles final of the Wimbledon 2023.

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Marketa Vondrousova defeated sixth-seeded Ons Jabeur 6-4, 6-4 in the Wimbledon 2023 final to become the first unseeded women's champion in tournament history. The 42nd-ranked Czech won five games in a row from down 4-2 in the first set. Then she converted six of seven break points while Jabeur got 48 percent of her first serves in.

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Marketa Vondrousova, the first unseeded Wimbledon women's finalist since Billie Jean King in 1963, also became the lowest-ranked women's champion. She displaced Venus Williams, who was No. 31 in 2007. Vondrousova earned her second WTA Tour title. Her other tour title was the 2017 Ladies' Open Biel Bienne in Switzerland.

Marketa Vondrousova moved to Prague alone at age 15 to train. Her story in itself is inspiring. In 2022, she missed the French Open, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open due to a wrist injury. She went through surgeries for that particular injury.

"After everything I've been through, I had a cast last year at this time. It's amazing I can stand here and hold this," Vondrousova, who attended last year's Wimbledon qualifying. "Tennis is crazy." Yes, it is crazy and she wins it now for real.

Tunisia's Jabeur, the Wimbledon runner-up for a second consecutive year, was bidding to become the first African woman, and first Arab or North African man or woman, to win a major singles title in the Open Era. She's already the only one to make a final and she did it three times. "I think this is the most painful loss of my career," Jabeur said. "I promise I come back one day and win this tournament."

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