Monday, 26 February 2024

 

 

LATEST NEWS Foundation Stone Laid for Administrative Block and Central Library by Som Parkash at Central University of Punjab Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu inaugurates Lahaul Sharad Utsav Chief Minister launches Indira Gandhi Pyari Behna Samman Nidhi Yojana Stay one step ahead in the marathon of life, consistency is the key to victory: Jyothy Surekha - Arjuna Awardee Himachal's Government schools setting high standards of excellence: Rohit Thakur Indian Actor And Producer Vishnu Manchu Net Worth 2024 Shark Tank India Season 3: Gulabo Jaipur Pitch And Deal in Shark Tank Amar Singh Chamkila: Diljit Dosanjh And Parineeti Chopra Set to Illuminate Screens On Netflix From This Date Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhawan Distributes Annual Awards, Honors At The Punjab Urdu Academy, Malerkotla Punjab Police Constitutes New Traffic Advisory Committee To Bolster Public Outreach Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of 13 Critical Care Blocks at the district hospitals across J&K through virtual mode Lal Draman Snow Festival 2024 organised in Doda Director Agriculture conducts extensive tour of Bandipora, Ganderbal & Srinagar districts Dr. Shahid Iqbal reviews MGNREGA, SBM, IWMP, RGSA & NRLM plans at Rajouri Shahid Ahmad Chachi casts yellow footprints on Kangdoori Slopes Lt Governor Manoj Sinha releases Bindiya Raina’s book ‘Tees Ki Tees’ Padma Shri Dr K N Pandita, Youth representing J&K at World Youth Festival call on Lt Governor Delegations of Goswami Guru Nabha Dass Samaj Kalyan Parishad, Gujjar Bakerwal Conference call on Lt Governor J&K wins four medals; Shahid, Viqar, Sobia, Gousia clinch titles in different disciplines Lok Sabha Election-2024: DC Baramulla reviews preparations MD JJM conducts extensive Tour of Baramulla

 

Wimbledon : Tunisia's Ons Jabeur becomes first Arab woman to enter a Grand Slam singles semis

Sports News, Tennis, Tennis Player, Wimbledon, Wimbledon 2022, Ons Jabeur, First Arab Woman
Listen to this article

Web Admin

Web Admin

5 Dariya News

London , 06 Jul 2022

Tunisia's world No.2 tennis player Ons Jabeur rallied from a set down to defeat Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 at Wimbledon to become the first Arab or North African woman to reach a Grand Slam singles semifinal.

A year after reaching the last-eight in a historic first for Arab women, Jabeur, the third seed at The Championships, went one step further in 2022, reaching the semifinals at a major for the first time and setting up a last-four clash against Tatjana Maria of Germany.

Across both men's and women's tennis, Arabs and North Africans were previously winless in major quarterfinals in the Open Era, including two losses by Jabeur herself; she lost to eventual champion Sofia Kenin at the 2020 Australian Open, and Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka at Wimbledon 12 months ago.

Maria also came from a set down to beat fellow German Jule Niemeier in the other three-set quarterfinal. Maria and Jabeur will play for the first time in four years."I was hoping that I could get to this stage for a long time already. 

I struggled few times in the quarterfinal," Jabeur was quoted as saying by wtatennis.com."I was talking a little bit to (Moroccan ATP former World No.22 and four-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist) Hicham Arazi."He told me, 'Arabs always lose in the quarterfinals and we are sick of it. 

Please break this.' I was, like, 'I'll try, my friend,' ... We were just texting, and he was really happy. He was, like, 'Thank you for finally making the semifinal. Now you can really go and get the title,'" added Jabeur.Having lost her two previous Grand Slam quarterfinals in straight sets, Jabeur was slow initially against Bouzkova. 

She dropped her first set of the tournament in the face of an inspired Czech rival who was bidding to upset the third-seeded player."I think I played really good from beginning of the second set, especially having a early break kind of helps me gain me the confidence," Jabeur, who completed the task in 1 hour, 47 minutes, said.

"I know it wasn't easy playing Marie (Bouzkova). She gets all the balls and doesn't make, to win a point, easy for me. I'm glad I stepped in with my game. I was more aggressive in the second set, and especially tactically I was playing some angles that she didn't like much.

"Though Jabeur and her semifinal opponent Maria have played three previous times, all were a lifetime ago in the context of their current careers. Maria won their only tour-level meeting in Linz in 2017, with Jabeur earning wins in qualifying matches at the 2014 US Open and in Beijing in 2018.

"Obviously it's tough to play her (Maria). It's going to be a great match between us, a lot of respect, for sure," added Jabeur.

 

Tags: Sports News , Tennis , Tennis Player , Wimbledon , Wimbledon 2022 , Ons Jabeur , First Arab Woman

 

 

related news

 

 

 

Photo Gallery

 

 

Video Gallery

 

 

5 Dariya News RNI Code: PUNMUL/2011/49000
© 2011-2024 | 5 Dariya News | All Rights Reserved
Powered by: CDS PVT LTD