Marketa Vondrousova: ‘Wimbledon was the most impossible grand slam to win’

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Marketa Vondrousova says she started Wimbledon this year thinking it would be the most impossible grand slam tournament to win. She has instead left it with her first major title after closing off a brilliant fortnight with victory.

On Saturday, Vondrousova defeated Ons Jabeur, the sixth seed, 6-4, 6-4 to win her first grand slam title at Wimbledon. The Czech, ranked world No 42, is the first unseeded woman to win Wimbledon in the Open era. She missed the tournament last year after wrist surgery that required a six- month layoff.

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Written by Tumaini Carayol at Wimbledon
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/jul/15/marketa-vondrousova-wimbledon-impossible-grand-slam under the title “Marketa Vondrousova: ‘Wimbledon was the most impossible grand slam to win’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.