- Marketa Vondrousova is a Czech skilled tennis participant.
- She has a career-high rating of world quantity 10 by the Ladies’s Tennis Affiliation.
- She turned the winner at Wimbledon on July fifteenth, 2023.
Marketa Vondrousova, 24, wowed many tennis followers when she turned the ladies’s single Wimbledon champion with a a 6-4 6-4 victory on Saturday. The Czech athlete defeated Tunisian participant Ons Jabeur in straight units in the course of the memorable match, and made historical past as the primary unseeded winner. The official Wimbledon Twitter account didn’t hesitate to spotlight her massive achievement once they shared a publish that featured a photo of her in shock on Centre Courtroom after the win and referred to as her “unstoppable.”
Since many tennis followers had been rooting for Ons in the course of the match, Marketa’s win was surprising. Ons misplaced to Elena Rybakina throughout final 12 months’s ultimate, so her supporters had been hoping for a triumph this 12 months, and after she was defeated by Marketa, Ons referred to as the loss “essentially the most painful lack of my profession” in her post-match interview, based on the Independent.
Discover out extra about Marketa and her background beneath.
She didn’t compete in Wimbledon final 12 months.
Regardless of popping out on prime this 12 months, Marketa was really in a solid after going by way of surgical procedure on her left wrist this time final 12 months. She went to London, England to help her pal, Swedish participant Mirjam Bjorklund, who was taking part in in qualifying for the primary time. Marketa talked in regards to the distinction a 12 months has made in an interview printed a day earlier than she received Wimbledon.
“I imply, right here on grass, it was virtually inconceivable ’trigger, as I mentioned, I didn’t play many matches on grass earlier than,” she mentioned, based on Yahoo News. “My finest one was second spherical. Yeah, I imply, for me, when it was clay or arduous, possibly I might say, yeah, possibly it’s potential. However grass was inconceivable for me. It’s even crazier that that is taking place.”
She was runner-up on the 2019 French Open.
The end result made her the primary teenage Main finalist in virtually a decade. Along with that achievement, she received one singles title out of 4 finals on the WTA Tour and a silver medal on the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. She can also be a former junior world No. 1, profitable two main doubles titles.
Marketa’s been taking part in tennis since she was 4 years outdated.
Her father launched her to the game and she or he began taking part in recreationally. Her mom was additionally into sports activities and performed volleyball for SK Slavia Prague within the top-flight Extraliga. Along with tennis, Marketa tried different sports activities like snowboarding, soccer, desk tennis, and floorball, however tennis is what she determined to proceed. She entered a nationwide mini-tennis match on Štvanice island in Prague in 2006, and completed third. She then turned certified for a global match in Umag in Croatia. As an eight-year-old competing towards principally nine-year-olds, she misplaced within the first spherical however received the comfort bracket.
She is supported by different Czech tennis gamers.
The brand new champion admitted to speaking to Barbora Krejcikova and Karolina Muchova earlier than massive matches, in a earlier interview, and mentioned they help one another each time they’ll. “I talked with Barbora Krejcikova earlier than the [semifinal],” she mentioned throughout this 12 months’s Wimbledon. “She’s right here. I texted additionally with Karolina Muchova. We’re from the identical membership. I really feel like we simply help one another.”
Marketa has change into the fourth Czech girl to achieve the Wimbledon ultimate and the third previously 10 years, becoming a member of two-time champion Petra Kvitova and former No.1 Karolina Pliskova. She additionally turned the primary participant to beat 5 seeds to win a significant title since Barbora at Roland Garros in 2021 and the primary at SW19 since Petra received her first Wimbledon title in 2011. “In Czech, we’ve got so many nice gamers,” Marketa additionally mentioned. “We additionally help one another. It’s very good to see.”
Marketa bought married in 2022.
She married IT undertaking supervisor Stepan Simek in Prague in July of final 12 months. The lovebirds have reportedly recognized one another since they had been kids and dated for seven years earlier than saying “I do.” She took to Instagram shortly after the marriage to share sweet photos from the big day and obtained numerous congratulatory messages.