Tunisia's Ons Jabeur 'ready for revenge' as she cruises through to Wimbledon quarter-finals
Jabeur, who is ranked sixth in the world, showed excellent composure and technique to take the first set 6-0.
Laser focus was Jabeur's weapon of choice in the match, with the Tunisian challenging the referee's decision four times winning three of the appeals.
This was done through Hawk-Eye Live, an electronic camera system which tracks the balls. If a referee's decision is contended, the cameras can be used to check who is correct, although there is a limit on how many times "Hawk Eye" can be used.
Displaying an unbreakable focus, Jabeur fought for every point winning 12 sets and losing just three.
At the end of the match, Jabeur, who is nicknamed the "Minister of Happiness" in Tunisia, paid tribute to the fans at Wimbledon who she has built a strong relationship with over the past few years and said she feels their deep support, helping her reach the final stages of the tournament.
Ons Jabeur on Elena Rybakina:— The Tennis Letter (@TheTennisLetter) July 10, 2023
“I’m probably going for my revenge. It was a difficult final last year. It’s gonna bring a lot of memories. I hope to play like today & get the win bc she’s an amazing player. You can see she’s like ‘boom, boom’ all the time. She has no mercy” 😂 pic.twitter.com/KhDnC2BsVg
On Wednesday, she will meet Elena Rybakina, who Jabeur dreams of taking her "revenge" on after her defeat to the Kazakh in last year's Wimbledon final.
This is an edited translation from our Arabic edition. To read the original article click here.