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Marketa Vondrousova made history at Wimbledon on Saturday. The 24-year-old from the Czech Republic defeated Ons Jabeur 6-4, 6-4 to become the first unseeded woman to win the prestigious tournament. Known for having several tattoos down each arm, Vondrousova not only won Wimbledon, but she also won a tattoo bet with her coach.

Marketa Vondrousova pulls off the upset to win her first Grand Slam title

Marketa Vondrousova came into Saturday’s final as the underdog. Jabeur entered as a -220 favorite, according to CBS Sports, and was looking to avenge last year’s loss to No. 17 Elena Rybakina in the Wimbledon final.

Vondrousova, a left-hander, trailed Jabeur, a 28-year-old star from Tunisia, in each set before rallying for the victory. The win was the first Grand Slam title in her career.

Vondrousova reached the championship round after defeating Elina Svitolina on Thursday, winning 6-3, 6-3. On her way to the final, Jabeur did get revenge against Rybakina in the quarterfinals this year, winning 6-7, 6-4, 6-1.

Vondrousova also won a tattoo bet with her coach


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Much has been made of the tattoos that run down each of Vondrousova’s arms. According to The Daily Mail, the tennis star got her first tattoo when she was 16. She said they all have a special meaning. Above her right elbow, she has one that reads, “No rain, No flowers.”

Back in 2021, she explained the meaning to reporters, per The Daily Mail.

“I think, you know, without failure, there is no success, so you have to go through some hard matches,” she said then. “Even if you lose, especially. If you keep believing in yourself, this is the reward.”

After winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, she had the five Olympics rings inked on her body. So what happens now after winning Wimbledon?

“I have a bet with my coach,” she said after defeating Svitolina on Thursday to reach the final. “If I win a Grand Slam, he’s going to get one, so I hope I will.”