Title for Vondroušová peak of Wimbledon to remember for Czechs

Photo: Alberto Pezzali, ČTK/AP

Czech tennis has just enjoyed an unforgettable weekend. Markéta Vondroušová became the first ever unseeded champion of Wimbledon in women’s singles, while Barbora Strýcová lifted the women’s doubles titles in her last appearance at the All England Club.

Markéta Vondroušová, who is 24, caused one of the biggest sensations at Wimbledon in years by lifting the women’s singles title on Saturday.

She was the first unseeded player to lift the title in the modern era. What’s more she had been dropped by her sponsor earlier in the year, had missed half of last season after wrist surgery – and felt she had zero chance on grass.

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Author: Ian Willoughby