Australian Open 2023: No. 2 seed Ons Jabeur upset by Marketa Vondrousova in second round stunner

World No. 2 Ons Jabeur was ousted from the Australian Open after Marketa Vondrousova managed a 6-1 5-7 6-1 distressed in the 2nd round. Jabeur had actually gotten here to Melbourne with high expectations as she was a finalist at Wimbledon and the United States Open in 2015.

The Tunisian star made 50 unforced mistakes and had her serve damaged 8 times through the 102-minute match. After her loss, Jabeur provided a composed declaration to the media stating she was having difficulty breathing throughout the match.

“I had a difficult time breathing. Not sure what’s happening,” checked out the declaration. “Marketa played a good match and deserved to win. I will do my best to come back stronger.”

Jabeur had actually currently revealed some battles in this competition with an upset scare in the preliminary versus Tamara Zidansek while signing up 49 unforced mistakes. She handled to manage that win, however her errors were most pricey on Thursday.

Vondrousova — 2019 French Open runner-up — was unseeded. However, that never ever implied she wasn’t going to be a hard challenger. The 23-year-old Czech gamer has actually been handling injuries over the last few years and was sidelined for a substantial quantity of time last season while she recuperated from wrist surgical treatment. She began advising everybody of how unsafe she can be late in 2015 with a win over world No. 11 Danielle Collins at the Billie Jean King Cup.

“It’s amazing. After the surgery, coming back into the big tournaments. You never know how you’re going to do. I felt good, but the draw was super, super tough,” she informed the media.

“Then also the late matches and everything, it was kind of crazy. So I’m just very happy to get the win.”

Next up, Vondrousova will be handling 17-year-old fellow Czech Linda Fruhvirtova — the youngest gamer left in the draw.

Jabeur was not the only high-seeded gamer to fall in the 2nd round. Casper Ruud, the No. 2 seed on the males’s side, who reached the finals of the French Open and United States Open in 2022, was bounced early at this year’s Australian Open when he was beaten 6-3 7-5 6-7 (4-7) 6-2 by American Jenson Brooksby.¬†

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