Something stunning happened in Biel.
17-year-old Marketa Vondrousova didn’t play any WTA tournament in 2017 before last week; the young Czech decided to give it a shot in Biel, and she won the competition coming straight from the qualifications!
Marketa’s run is even more remarkable if you consider that she hasn’t dropped a single set in the main draw.
Marketa had to battle hard for the entire match against a combative Anet Kontaveit. After winning the first set 6-4, the Czech had to recover from 1 break down deficit in the second set (0-2), and she had to save 4 set points soon after before winning the encounter 6-4 7-6 (6).
The biggest win of my career
In her post-match press conference, Market commented
"It's the biggest win of my career because I'd mostly played smaller tournaments, 25Ks, and 60Ks. This was one of my first big tournaments, and I was injured in my left elbow for a lot of last year. I had to do a lot of fitness, which helped me become a better mover.
Now I'm playing really great!"
After last week, the Czech has a perfect 8-0 win-loss record. If Vondrousova keeps on playing like this, she is a sure a bet.