Markéta Vondroušová beats Ons Jabeur and makes history at Wimbledon

(CNN) — Markéta Vondroušová had beaten the odds in her last two weeks at Wimbledon and the Czech did it again in Saturday’s women’s final, beating favorite Ons Jabeur to become the first unseeded woman in the Open Era to win the famed tournament.

The world No. 42, who played in her first Grand Slam final, defeated the No. 6 seed 6-4, 6-4 on center court to make history.

Since Serena Williams in 2018, when the American was ranked 181st in the world, a player this low in the world rankings has not reached the Wimbledon final.

No one expected Vondroušová to attend the championship game, not even the same player whose husband stayed in the Czech Republic until the final to care for their cat, Frankie.

But Jabeur became the fifth seed to lose to the 24-year-old at this tournament, as her unpredictability proved difficult for her opponents.

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