Wimbledon: Tunisia’s Jabeur loses final to unseeded Vondrousova

Wimbledon: Tunisia’s Jabeur loses final to unseeded Vondrousova

Ons Jabeur’s wait for her first Grand Slam title continued as she lost 6-4, 6-4 to unseeded Marketa Vondrousova in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.

Jabeur made it back-to-back finals at SW19 after getting the better of Belarusian second seed Aryna Sabalenka in three sets in the semi-finals while Vondrousova overcame Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina to reach her first-ever Wimbledon final.

Jabeur took early control in the first set in Saturday’s final by breaking Vondrousova in the second game for a 2-0 lead. The 24-year-old Czech however broke back immediately.

Jabeur managed to break Vondrousova back in the sixth game but the Tunisian seemed to lose focus as she lost her serve in the seventh and ninth game which allowed Vondrousova to take the first set in 41 minutes.

The second set began with Vondrousova breaking Jabeur in the first game but Jabeur responded and broke back in the next game.

Jabeur broke again in the fourth game for a 3-1 lead but Vondrousova hit back once again in the fifth game and held her serve in the next to level the set at 3-3.

Vondrousova made another crucial break in ninth game which left her serving for the championship that she duly held and won.

The 2019 US Open runner-up becomes the first unseeded player to win Wimbledon in the open era.

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