HISTORY MADE! Ons Jabeur Battles Past Iga Swiatek to Reach Wimbledon Championships 2021 QuarterFinals

Published 07/05/2021, 7:47 AM EDT
Tennis – WTA 500 – Eastbourne International – Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club, Eastbourne, Britain – June 22, 2021 Poland’s Iga Swiatek in action during her round of 32 match against Britain’s Heather Watson Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge


In one of the first pre-quarters of the Wimbledon Championships 2021, fans witnessed an amazing clash between Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur. In an epic clash, it was Jabeur who showed some phenomenal character throughout the match and thus, won the match in three sets. The final scoreline of the match was 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.

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Intriguingly, this is the first time when Ons Jabeur has reached the quarter-finals at the Wimbledon Championships. She is also the first Arab or North African- man or woman- to reach Wimbledon’s quarter-finals since Egypt’s Ismail El Shafei in 1974.

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Set-1: Ons Jabeur fought hard but Iga Swiatek was simply better

Ons Jabeur began the set on a really high note as she broke in the very first game. She won the following game too and established a 2-0 lead over Iga Swiatek. However, the Polish player broke back in the sixth game to equalize the scoreline at 3-3.

Jabeur again played some beautiful forehands and thus, broke again in the seventh game. She won the service game after that and was now leading 5-3. However, World No.9 Swiatek didn’t give up, broke in the tenth game again, and equalized the scoreline once again at 5-5.

She carried forward her momentum, won the subsequent game, and then broke for the third time to win the set 7-5. Thus, she was now one step close to booking her place in the quarters of the Wimbledon Championships 2021.

Set-2: Ons Jabeur strikes back

Jabeur once again got off to a great start and was leading 3-0 after the first two games of the second set. Interestingly, she broke two times during this period.

Jabeur saved three break-points in the fourth game and was now close to bagel the Polish player. However, Swiatek struck back and managed to win a game to reduce the margin to 4-1.

Jabeur was not ready to give this one away. She played beautifully, broke again, and thus won the set 6-1.

Set-3: Final nail in the coffin of Iga Swiatek

Jabeur yet again won the first game of the match without losing a single point. However, Swiatek served really well in the following game to equalize the scoreline at 1-1.

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Jabeur broke first in this set as well and was now leading 3-1. She continued her dream run, won her service game, and was now just two games away from the quarters.

Interestingly, she broke yet again and took her lead to 5-1. Ons Jabeur didn’t take much time after this, won the next game easily, and therefore, sealed her spot in the quarter-finals.

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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