Jabeur dominates Tomljanovic in straight units
Ons Jabeur seems for the 2nd time within the semi-finals of a Grand Slam
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Ons Jabeur (No. 5) will play his second consecutive Grand Slam semi-final on Thursday in New York.
The Tunisian dominated Ajla Tomljanovic (WTA 46) 6-4 7-6 (7/4) on Tuesday within the first quarter-final of the US Open ladies’s draw. His subsequent opponent will likely be Coco Gauff (no 12) or Caroline Garcia (no 17).
Overwhelmed in three units by the Kazakh Elena Rybakina in a Wimbledon ultimate of which she was the favourite in July, Ons Jabeur has subsequently supplied itself a brand new alternative to write down tennis historical past. At 28, she has the means to change into the primary Arab to win a significant title on Saturday.
The Tunisian had nevertheless not shone since her ultimate in London, successful solely two matches in three tournaments performed on arduous courts, and had thus far not handed the third spherical in New York. However his different recreation, performing nicely on grass and on clay, can be completely suited to New York situations.
All was not good Tuesday for Ons Jabeur, nevertheless, who led 6-4 2-0 earlier than stammering his tennis to search out himself again towards the wall at 3-5 within the second set. Falling Serena Williams within the third spherical, Ajla Tomljanovic nevertheless flinched within the ‘cash time’, notably committing a deadly double fault within the tie-break.
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