Historical win in Wimbledon for Top Five Management athlete Ons Jabeur. The Tunisian star qualified for her very first Grand Slam semifinal after getting past Marie Bouzkova, ranked No. 66 in the world, in 3 sets (3-6, 6-1, 6-1).
In the first set, Bouzkova took advantage of the nervousness of Ons Jabeur to take her last two games of service and win the first set. For Jabeur, doubts could have been raised with the loss of her first set on Centre Court. But that was without counting on the Tunisian’s ability to react.
In the second set, seed No. 3 adjusted her game to regain her composure. She found the right formula by multiplying the bunts to make her opponent run who could no longer keep up. Jabeur was able to count on a more efficient first ball (from 56% success rate to 64% and then 65% in the last two sets). She then went on to easily win the last two sets, thus validating her ticket, after 1 hour and 50 minutes of play, for her very first Grand Slam semi-final.
By qualifying into the final four of Wimbledon, Jabeur became the first ever Arab or North African woman to reach a Grand Slam semifinal. She will face Tatjana Maria in the semifinals on Thursday.
Let’s go Ons!