She had wanted it for a long time, and she got it. On Saturday, Ons Jabeur created a little surprise by qualifying for the round of 16 at Roland Garros. A qualification acquired by the Tunisian after the elimination in three sets (7-6, 2-6, 6-3) of Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, seeded No. 8 in the tournament and recent semi-finalist in Strasbourg. By AfricaTopSports.
“I wanted it for a long time. I made the third round here in 2017, but this year was special for me and I wanted to be among the players of the second week, “said the player at a press conference.
This is the first time that the 35th player in the world has qualified for the round of 16 of this competition where she will face the winner of the match which will oppose this evening, the American Danielle Collins (57th in the WTA ranking) and the Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza (15th). And without playing the eighth, Jabeur is ambitious.
“My goal when I got here was to make the semi-final. I continue on this path. I know I have the ability to play well. I’m a different player on the pitch, I’ve got more experience now. I see it will be possible to be among the best in this tournament. “
Source : AfricaTopSports / Rodolph TOMEGAH