The tournament in Cincinnati was the first Christmas time since the Tokyo Olympics. The Polish woman, who got a “goodbye” in the first round, was unable to pick up the right tempo from the start of the match. Already in the first match she was on the verge of defeat at home, but she defended three break points.
But the 20-year-old from Raszyn, was broken at the next opportunity. On the other hand, Jaber performed very well, and apart from the problems of the eighth match, she dominated the events on the field. Tunisia won the first set 6:3.
In the second match, the match was similar. Swiatek couldn’t find a way to serve her competition well, and again she made mistakes in this element. Bulka was broken in the fourth game.
Swiatek did not give up until the end. In the last match, she got a break point and saved two matches, but eventually lost again 3:6 and was eliminated from the tournament.
It was the third meeting of these tennis players and the second victory for Jaber. This year Tunisia was also better in the fourth round of Wimbledon.
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The Polish woman went to Ohio to participate in the most prestigious tournament in Cincinnati. The Roland Garros 2020 Champion is currently ranked seventh in the WTA rankings and ranked “6” at the tournament held in the United States.
In contrast, its competitor Ons Jabeur is currently ranked 22nd in the world rankings. Her greatest career success is the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam tournaments. Tunisia climbed to the top eight at the Australian Open 2020 and Wimbledon 2021.
During this year’s tournament in the capital of England, Jabir defeated Iga Švetik. The match for promotion to the Wimbledon quarter-finals ended with a score of 5:7, 6:1, 6:1 for Tunisia. Two years earlier, in the face of both tennis players, the winner was the Polish who triumphed on the courts in Washington.
In the first round of the tournament in Cincinnati, ranked sixth, it was Christmas to bid farewell. In turn, her rival managed to deal with the Estonian Annette Kontaveit after the three-hundredth battle.
In the second round match, the higher-ranked pole seemed to be the favorite. The match ended with Jaber’s victory, and the Tunisian tennis player was able to enjoy advancing to the third round of the WTA Tour in Cincinnati.
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