Marketa Vondrousova becomes Wimbledon Champion: Basics Explained

Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova beat Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur in straight sets to win her maiden Wimbledon Grand Slam title. Vondrousova became the first unseeded woman to win the Wimbledon singles title in the Open Era.


The French Open is played on clay, which owes its red colour to the crushed brick which forms the upper layer of the surface. There are three layers in all – one of limestone, one of clinker, and one of stone – as well as drainage pipes. Clay is the slowest of surfaces. Along with the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open, the French Open is one of the four historic tennis tournaments which make up the legendary Grand Slam.

The four tournaments all being played on different surfaces: Plexi cushion in Australia, clay at Roland Garros, grass at Wimbledon, and Decoturf at the US Open. The Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open are the four Grand Slam tournaments. The Grand Slam itinerary consists of the Australian Open in mid-January, the French Open in May/June, Wimbledon in June/July, and the US Open in August/September.


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