Marketa Vondrousova defeated Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur in the Wimbledon final on Saturday, becoming the first unseeded woman to win the tournament since the Open period, shocking everyone by winning 6-4, 6-4.
Vondrousova faced sixth-ranked Jabeur as the first unseeded female in the Wimbledon final in 60 years, and she was a huge underdog.
The 24-year-old defeated Ash Barty in the 2019 French Open final, defying the odds to win her first Grand Slam championship in the second attempt on Centre Court.
As one of only two Czech women to win a Wimbledon championship, Vondrousova joins Jana Novotna and Petra Kvitova.
She is only the ninth unseeded winner of a Grand Slam competition.
After a slew of injuries put an end to her promising career, Vondrousova’s victory culminated an impressive comeback.
She was forced to watch her best friend Miriam Kolodziejova try to make the main draw at Wimbledon just a year prior due to an injury.
The Olympic silver medalist Vondrousova was sidelined for six months following her second wrist surgery, but at least her absence from the tour gave her the time and space to be married.
The only player with a lower ranking to make it to the Wimbledon final was Serena Williams in 2018 with a ranking of 181.
She informed her spouse Stepan Simek to stay at home in Prague to care for their cat Frankie until the final, when a pet sitter was arranged to free her partner up to travel to Wimbledon because her win was so unexpected.