Wimbledon 2021: Ons Jabeur overcomes 2020 French Open winner Iga Swiatek to become the first Arab women to reach the quarter-finals

Ons Jabeur beats Poland’s 2020 French Open champion Iga Swiatek 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 in the fourth round to reach the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon on Monday and became the first Tunisian woman to reach the last eight at the tournament. She had also advanced in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in 2020.

The Tunisian who converted all seven break points created by her took the second set 6-1 after being dominated in the first and then winning the decider to be in her first-ever Wimbledon quarter-final. She will next face Belarus second seed Aryna Sabalenka who overcame Elena Rybakina and will be playing her first Grand Slam quarter-final against 26-year-old Ons Jabeur.

Jabeur has now defeated three Grand Slam champions this year in London including five-time Wimbledon champion American, Venus Williams and Garbine Muguruza of Spain.

Meanwhile No. 8 seed Karolina Pliskova from the Czech Republic reaches her Wimbledon quarterfinals by defeating wildcard Russian Liudmila Samsonova, 6-2, 6-3 that took her 75 minutes to do so and has now reached all four of the Grand Slam events.

It’s was the first match completed on Manic Monday’s Wimbledon tournament where all the men’s and women’s fourth-round fixtures were programmed with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer playing next on July 5 at the Centre Court.

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