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Tunisian Tennis Player Ons Jabeur Gets One Step Closer to Becoming the First Arab Woman to Win a Grand Slam Title

Tunisian tennis player Ons Jabeur has made it to her career’s second quarter-finals of Roland-Garros aka The French Open 2024.

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For the second consecutive year, Tunisian tennis player Ons Jabeur has entered the quarter-finals of the 2024 French Open or Roland-Garros. The former Vogue Arabia cover star and World Tennis Association No. 8 seed defeated Denmark’s Clara Tauson (6-4, 6-4) on Court Suzanne Lenglen, Paris on Sunday. “I think [Tauson] hits the ball really well, really hard,” the 29-year-old said after the win. “She has a good serve, but today I was trying not to really bother her with my slices and kind of play the whole court. I think it really worked really well because at certain times she didn’t know where to move exactly.”

With this, Jabeur now has an impressive seven Grand Slam quarter-finals under her belt, as she gears up to win her first title. Previously at Wimbledon and last year’s US Open, Jabeur has finished runner-up twice. At Roland-Garros, Jabeur will go on to face No.3 seed and reigning US Open champion Coco Gauff. “I love how Coco plays, and I love how Coco talks in general,” she said. “I think she’s really mature for her age. She’s really an amazing person as well.” Jabeur added, “It’s going to be definitely a difficult match. She’s such a fighter on the court. I hope I can play good and I can play my game because I know I can bother her as well. But it’s going to be definitely a great fight between us.”

 

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Should Jabeur win the 2024 Roland-Garros, she would become the first Arab and African woman to claim a Grand Slam title. “I think it’s very important that Arabs show each other that we can make it,” she previously told Vogue Arabia. “I feel like it’s a great responsibility. It pushes me to do better and inspire more women from my country.”

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