Tunisian achievement in Wimbledon .. Ons Jaber to the quarter-finals
Tunisian Anas Jabeur, ranked 24th in the world, repeated her best achievement in the four Grand Slam tournaments, after reaching, on Monday, the quarter-finals of the English Wimbledon Championships. The Tunisian player managed to achieve the achievement after turning her back against the Polish ninth Iga Šviontik and the 2020 Roland Garros champion to win 7-5, 1-6, 1-6. Jaber had achieved her best achievement in the “Grand Slam” tournaments, when she reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in 2020. After she qualified for the third round for the first time in the English championship this year, she later became the first Arab woman to reach the final price before continuing her advice today and achieving her 33rd victory this year. This is the highest number in the WTA tournaments, equal to the Belarusian fourth-ranked Arina Sabalenka, who will meet her in the quarter-finals in an upcoming match. Sabalenka beat Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, to reach this stage of a major tournament for the first time in her career. The Tunisian had eliminated from the third round the Spanish Garbine Mugurosa, who won at Wimbledon in 2017. “It was a good match, I lost at the end of the first set but I thought anger was not the right reaction and I thought about every point,” said Jaber, 26. And about the drops that characterize her and did not increase them on Monday, she said, “You have to change a little bit. Everyone knows I do the drops, I was more aggressive and I didn’t do a lot of them.” Jaber, who has become a source of pride in her country and an inspiration for African and Arab players, added, “Moving on the grass is difficult. The peeling strikes (slice) hinder the opponent’s movement, so I tried to do them.” Jaber avenged her second meeting against Švientek (20 years old), for her loss to her in the 32nd round of the 2019 Washington American Tournament. Jaber is presenting distinguished levels this season, and earlier last June, she became the first Arab player to win a title in the WTA tournaments, by directing her in the English Birmingham tournament.