Jabeur also knocks down Swiatek and is the first Arab in the quarterfinals

Jabeur also knocks down Swiatek and is the first Arab in the quarterfinals

Ons Jabeur is one of the great surprises of this edition of Wimbledon. The 26th and 24th Tunisian in the world, who eliminated Garbiñe Muguruza in the third round, He also dropped another Grand Slam champion and seventh seed, Iga Swiatek (5-7, 6-1 and 6-1 in 1:41) in the second round. She is the first Arab to reach the quarter-finals in the British tournament and will face Aryna Sabalenka.

Jabeur surprised the 2020 Roland Garros winner with her awkward play. “Moving on grass can be tricky and I try to hit tactical shots and long cut backs so the opponent doesn’t really know where to go. If you combine that with aggressive tennis, you have a great combination, ”explained Ons, who came back with fury and landed 30 winners against Swiatek, who this year has not found a way to confirm himself as an alternative to dominate the circuit.

Sabalenka, meanwhile, sweated to beat Elena Rybakina in three sets: 6-3, 4-6 and 6-3 in 1:48. But it was worth it, because the 23-year-old Belarusian and world number 4 is for the first time in the top eight of a major. She had already beaten the 22-year-old and 18th favorite Kazakh, who sulked in the third set over a decision by the chair umpire and couldn’t find a way to find break options to break her rival’s serve in the third set. . She lost hers five times, when until this Monday she was the leader in games won on duty with 96%.

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