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Wimbledon Upsets

History was made at Wimbledon over the weekend after the Czech Republic's

Markéta Vondroušová upset No. 6 Ons Jabeur, becoming the lowest-ranked winner and first unseeded woman to win Wimbledon. The tournament, held in London since 1877, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and one of the sport's four Grand Slam championships.

The win capped a magical run for Vondroušová, who was once ranked No. 14 in the world and reached the French Open finals in 2019 but has dealt with a string of injuries in recent years. The loss left Jabeur, hailing from Tunisia, still searching for her first Grand Slam victory—she finished as runner-up at both Wimbledon last year and September's US Open. Vondroušová had also beaten three top 10 players en route to Saturday's final match.

On the men's side, top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz beat No. 2 Novak Djokovic in a five-set thriller that lasted more than four-and-a-half hours. The win is the 20-year-old Alcaraz's second Grand Slam title and snaps Djokovic's run of four straight Wimbledon championships.

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