Marketa Vondrousova’s marketing campaign on the 2023 China Open didn’t go as deliberate, as her keep in Beijing ended within the first spherical itself on October 1. Vondrousova was seeded No. 8 and anticipated to not face any hassle in, a minimum of, the early phases of the event.
She began off properly towards Anhelina Kalinina, taking the primary set 6-1. Nonetheless, the Ukrainian leveled the competition within the second set and blew Vondrousova out of the competitors within the third to win the match, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1.
This loss made the Czech No. 1 the largest star to exit the China Open within the first spherical. After the match, Vondrousova took to social media to share a picture of hateful and explicit-ladden feedback and messages that she obtained from followers after her loss in Beijing.
Many ridiculed the 24-year-old and questioned how she received the Wimbledon Championships in July with “worst service” and “little expertise.” Some hurled abuses at her household, dubbed her a “cheater,” and even requested the WTA to analyze Vondroudsova for shedding the match on objective to get cash in some illicit method.
She shared a collage of those messages on an Instagram Story and calmly reacted to them, writing:
“Right here we go once more.”
Here is how Marketa Vondrousova has carried out since her Wimbledon triumph
Marketa Vondrousova lastly tasted Grand Slam glory on the 2023 Wimbledon Championship, the place she defeated Ons Jabeur 6-4, 6-4 within the closing.
Because of this, she broke into the highest 10 for the primary time in her profession, briefly taking the World No. 6 spot. In London, she beat Peyton Stearns, Veronika Kudermetova, Donna Vekic, Marie Bouzkova, Jessica Pegula, and Elina Svitolina earlier than getting previous Jabeur to carry his title.
Since then, the 2020 Olympic silver medalist has carried out comparatively properly and at par along with her rating on the WTA Tour, beating the participant she is predicted to beat.
She reached the third spherical at that Canadian Open because the No. 9 seed (shedding to No. 6 seed Coco Gauff) and the quarterfinals on the Western and Southern Open (shedding to No. 1 seed Iga Swiatek) and the US Open (shedding to No. 17 seed Madison Keys). Which means that she has finished properly sufficient to carry onto her top-10 spot.
These spectacular outcomes of late have additionally put Marketa Vondrousova in agency rivalry for one of many eight spots on the WTA Finals in Cancun. The Czech presently occupies the No. 6 spot within the race to the Finals, with 3,671 factors. Karolina Muchova is within the No. 7 spot, and Ons Jabeur is at No. 8.