Ons Jabeur showed her true sporting prowess as she avenged her loss in last year’s Wimbledon final by defeating Elena Rybakina in a thrilling match. Jabeur, the Tunisian sixth seed, staged an impressive comeback to secure a spot in the semi-finals.
Just like in the 2022 title match, Jabeur faced off against her third-ranked opponent on Centre Court. In a display of skill and determination, she triumphed 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-1.
Now, the 28-year-old is set to take on Belarusian second seed Aryna Sabalenka in a highly-anticipated clash for a chance to reach the coveted final at the All England Club.
The match started with Rybakina taking the initiative, breaking Jabeur’s serve to love in the fourth game. However, the Tunisian quickly retaliated, breaking back immediately.
Jabeur capitalized on a sloppy volley from Rybakina at the net, securing another break and edging into a 6-5 lead.
Unfortunately, Jabeur couldn’t consolidate her advantage as Rybakina fought back, forcing a tie-break and ultimately winning the set.
In the second set, both players showcased their resilience. Rybakina saved break points in the second game, while Jabeur had to dig deep to maintain a 3-2 lead on her serve.
The intensity continued until the 10th game when Rybakina faltered, allowing Jabeur to equalize the match.
In the deciding set, Jabeur’s momentum was unstoppable. She swiftly gained a 3-0 lead and fought off two break points to extend her advantage to 4-1.
With a powerful backhand down the line, Jabeur broke Rybakina once again, solidifying her dominance. She held her serve confidently to secure the victory, celebrating with a resounding roar of delight.
This triumph marks a significant moment in Jabeur’s journey at Wimbledon, proving her ability to overcome challenges and rise to the occasion when it matters most.
Stay tuned to witness the thrilling clash between Jabeur and Sabalenka, as these two formidable athletes battle it out for a spot in the final.
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