Ons Jabeur makes grand slam history as she reaches Wimbledon semifinals

Ons Jabeur made history on the grass courts of 温网 Tuesday as she became the first Arab or North African woman to reach the semifinals of a grand slam.

伊拉克战争兽医向试图进入她汽车的男子开枪. 3 rallied from a set down, overcoming a nervy start, to beat Marie Bouzková 3-6 6-1 6-1 在中央球场.
But after reaching the final four, she said that it had been a long time coming for her personally.
    Jabeur celebrates after coming back to beat Bouzková.

    I was hoping that I could get to this stage for a long time already. I struggled a few times in the quarterfinal,” Jabeur 告诉 the media afterwards.
      I was talking a little bit to (former world No. 22) Hicham Arazi, and he told me: ‘Arabs always lose in the quarterfinals and we are sick of it. Please break this.’ 我像: ‘I’ll try, 我的朋友’ … We were just texting, and he was really happy. 他就像: ‘Thank you for finally making the semifinal. 现在, you can really go and get the title.'
        For Jabeur, a quarterfinalist at last year’s Wimbledon and at the Australian Open in 2020, it was a case of finding her feet on the historic court.
        After a sloppy first set, in which Bouzková’s defense and speed helped unsettle Jabeur into making untimely mistakes, the Tunisian finally found her feet.
          The 27-year-old hit more winners than errors in the final two sets, winning eight consecutive games from 2-1 in the second set.
          And she won eight of the last nine points in the final set to clinch an important and groundbreaking victory.
          Jabeur will face fellow first-time semifinalist Tatjana Maria for a spot in the final.
          Maria is enjoying her own remarkable run in reaching the semifinals, 只是 15 months after the birth of her second daughter.
          Jabeur in action against Bouzková.

          The German and Jabeur are good friends away from tennis, with Jabeur admitting the world No. 103 is herBBQ buddy.
            It’s so nice to see her with her babies on tour. The fact that she really came back and did everything and, 真, she deserves to be here,” Jabeur said. “She had a really tough draw, winning against (Jelena) Ostapenko, winning against (玛丽亚) Sakkari. 真, she played really good. I know she could play really good on grass.
            “明显, it’s tough to play her and I was joking with (Maria’s first daughter) 夏洛特, I was telling her: ‘Are you going to support me or your mom?’ I’m trying to turn all the kids to my sideI’m really happy for her that she’s getting what she deserves. I know she struggled a lot. It’s not easy coming back after having two babies. It’s going to be a great match between us, a lot of respect, for sure.