On a blustery afternoon in south-west London, women’s tennis had its first Wimbledon champion: Czech Republic’s unseeded Markéta Vondroušová, who today Tunisia’s sixth-seeded Ons Jabeur 6-4, 6 -4. Vondroušová is the first unseeded player to reach Wimbledon since Billie Jean King ) since the final – and today we can see her in the royal box next to the Princess of Wales – in 28, five years before the start of the Open era. (In any case, King eventually prevailed over runner-up Margaret Court.) Meanwhile, Czech southpaws like Von der Rusova have enjoyed notable success at Wimbledon over the past few decades, and Martina • Martina Navratilova has nine wins and Petra Kvitová has two.
Despite having only four career victories on grass while participating in this tournament, and having previously played in 28 There was one Grand Slam final at the French Open, when she was a teenager — von der Russova played an almost gutless fight against Jabr 28 Competition, Jabr is the favorite of the day, beating four former Grand Slam champions along the way to the final. With her combination of power and skill — a series of lobs, lobs and other specialist shots — Jabbr has won in two weeks and in her previous two major finals (both last year’s Wimbledon and U.S. Open) became a formidable opponent. Open). Still, Jabr and von Drusova have each won three of their six previous encounters, and neither has won a major.
With the roof of Center Court closed due to gusty weather outside, the women’s final drew a crowd of celebrities including Navratilova, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andrew Garfield, Issa Rae, Nick Jonas, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas. All eyes were on as von der Rusova and Jabr broke each other’s serves repeatedly and engaged in several stunning exchanges until Jabr’s nerves seemed to get the better of her, unforced errors Constantly increasing.