Vondrousova is queen of Wimbledon! Beats Jabeur in straight sets

(Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) /

Marketa Vondrousova defeated Ons Jabeur on Saturday to win the Wimbledon women’s final 6-4 6-4. The match was filled with breaks of service, while at the same time some brilliant groundstrokes and constant readjustment by each player of their emotions. But Vondrousova’s defense went a long way towards getting her the victory.

Vondrousova will now go from the seventh-ranked Czech player to the number 10 overall ranked player on the WTA tour. She also became the first woman to win Wimbledon after coming into the tournament unseeded. She maintained a high level of tennis throughout the fortnight even though she had never won more than one match at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

The ability to cover the entire baseline while also moving in to win points at the net is what separated Vondrousova from every other player at Wimbledon. This match followed the trend of many of her previous matches which was hitting her stride midway through the first set and carrying that a bit into the second. On Saturday, her ability to come back from 2-4 in the first set allowed her to win the match.

Marketa Vondrousova defeats Ons Jabeur to take Wimbledon

Nearly every player’s service game was stressful. Vondrousova broke Jabeur six times, while Jabeur broke Vondrousova four times. Jabeur only won 14 of her 29 first-serve points and just 14 of her 31 second-serve points. Even Vondrousova won just 25 of her 41 first-serve points and 11 of her 20 second serves.

But when Vondrousova had a chance to break Jabeur, she did. She took 6 of 7 break points but Jabeur could only take 4 of 10 from Vondrousova. Only Jabeur had an ace – and just one – but Vondrousova had four double faults.

Jabeur was the more aggressive player going for winners but far too many times made silly unforced errors when even keeping the ball in play would have kept the point alive and given Jabeur more chances to take the game.

Next. Prediction for who wins the Wimbledon men's final. dark

The question for Vondrousova is how well she can carry over her Wimbledon victory into the hardcourt season. She has the serve and ability to move on the court to be dangerous in any tournament. At only 24 years old, she could even win multiple Wimbledon finals.