Jul 13, 2023, 6:30 pm ET in Tennis
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Marketa Vondrousova Makes History, Enters Wimbledon Final

In an extraordinary feat, Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic has become the first unseeded tennis player in 60 years to reach the Wimbledon women’s singles final.

On Thursday, she crushed the title dreams of Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina with a remarkable performance, winning 6-3, 6-3. Vondrousova’s aggressive approach paid off as she broke Svitolina’s serve six times and unleashed an impressive 22 winners, compared to Svitolina’s nine.

The 24-year-old left-hander, currently ranked 42nd in the world, will now face last year’s runner-up Ons Jabeur for the coveted title on Saturday. This will be Vondrousova’s second Grand Slam final appearance, having finished as the runner-up at the 2019 French Open.

Expressing her elation, Marketa Vondrousova exclaimed, “I cannot believe it. I am very happy that I made the final. Elina is such a fighter and a great person. It was a tough match.” Despite her nerves throughout the game, she maintained her composure and dominated the proceedings.

Post Wrist-Surgery Comeback

Marketa Vondrousova’s journey to the Wimbledon final is a testament to her resilience. After undergoing a second wrist surgery last year, which kept her out of action for most of 2022, she faced uncertainty about returning to her previous level of play. Reflecting on her challenging path, she said, “I didn’t play for six months last year, and you never know if you can be at that level again. I’m so happy to be back out here.”

Svitolina, participating in her second consecutive Grand Slam semifinal since her return from maternity leave in April, struggled to contain her emotions after the disappointing performance. She dropped her serve three times in the opening set and found it difficult to regain her momentum. Despite a valiant effort to stage a comeback in the second set, Svitolina’s errors ultimately cost her the tennis match.

A Final With Jabeur

Vondrousova’s victory not only secured her place in Wimbledon history but also showcased her exceptional talent and determination. The stage is now set for an exhilarating final as she takes on Jabeur, who also advanced to the championship match with a stunning comeback win over Sabalenka.

Vondrousova’s resurgent form and Jabeur’s tenacity guarantee a match filled with intensity and captivating moments. Tennis enthusiasts around the world eagerly await the showdown on Saturday to witness the crowning of the Wimbledon champion.

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