MAGNIFICENT: Ons Jabeur Continues Her Dream Run, Reaches Final After Walkover From Elena Rybakina at WTA Chicago Fall Tennis Classic 2021

Published 10/02/2021, 3:19 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 2, 2021 Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur reacts during her third round match against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza REUTERS/Peter Nicholls


Tunisian tennis player Ons Jabeur, who made her first-ever major quarter-final at Wimbledon Championships this year, is having an amazing run at the ongoing WTA Chicago Fall Tennis classic event.

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Jabeur, who stunned Elina Svitolina in the quarter-finals yesterday, faced Elena Rybakina in the semi-finals of Chicago. The duo met twice on tour and the head-to-head was leveled at 1-1.

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Even though Rybakina possesses an incredible all-round game, Jabeur’s dominating form could be troublesome for the Kazakh player. Let’s see how the match progressed.

Jabeur demonstrated skill right from the start as she mixed regular baseline game with surprising drop shots that worked well for her so far in the tournament. Irrespective of the result, the Tunisian player never hesitated to play differently and this aggressive attitude on-court proved fruitful on many occasions.

Even today, Rybakina’s game wasn’t sufficient for Jabeur as she began to dominate with her all-round play and took away a break point from her opponent. A couple of breaks were exchanged between the two players in the first set. But, Jabeur did well enough to break Rybakina‘s serve once again towards the tail end of the first set.

Aug 12, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Ons Jabeur of Tunisia hits a shot against Bianca Andreescu of Canada (not pictured) during third round play at Stade IGA. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

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Ons Jabeur reached the final after unexpected walkover from Elena Rybakina at WTA Chicago Fall Tennis Classic

After a closely contested first set that went the way of Jabeur, fans were hoping Rybakina to play well in the second and level the match. The Kazakh player did exactly that and got herself a break point in the third game of the set before Jabeur snatched away that opporuntity with an out-wide ace.

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Rybakina lost her immediate service and the match was Jabeur’s to take. At the changeover, the Tunisian player was leading 3-2 before Rybakina announced a walkover from the match.

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Even though it was unclear what injury Rybakina had, it was Ons Jabeur who made it to the finals of a WTA event. In the final, she will face a tough opponent in the form of Garbine Muguruza.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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