Women's Tennis, Birmingham Open, Ons Jabeur

Women's Tennis, Birmingham Open

Jabeur becomes first Arab woman to win WTA title with Birmingham triumph | Malay Mail

Jabeur becomes first Arab woman to win WTA title with Birmingham triumph | Malay Mail

20/6/2021 7:11:00 PM

Jabeur becomes first Arab woman to win WTA title with Birmingham triumph | Malay Mail

LONDON, June 20 — Ons Jabeur became the first Arab woman to win a WTA title today when the Tunisian beat Daria Kasatkina of Russia 7-5, 6-4 in an engrossing hour and a half tussle in Birmingham. Jabeur, the second seed, gained a measure of revenge as she secured her first title at the expense of...

channel for the latest updates.LONDON, June 20 — Ons Jabeur became the first Arab woman to win a WTA title today when the Tunisian beat Daria Kasatkina of Russia 7-5, 6-4 in an engrossing hour and a half tussle in Birmingham.Jabeur, the second seed, gained a measure of revenge as she secured her first title at the expense of Kasatkina, one of two women to have beaten her in her previous finals appearances.

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Jabeur, ranked 24 in the world, has been in fine form this season where she ranks alongside former world number one Ashleigh Barty in terms of matches (28) won.The 26-year-old held her nerve despite Kasatkina breaking back when Jabeur served for the first set at 5-4.

Jabeur, though, broke world number 35 Kasatkina immediately and this time she made no mistake in serving to win the set.Kasatkina had beaten Jabeur twice in three-set affairs.However, her opponent did not give her a sniff of a chance of a repeat of forcing her into a decider as she raced into a 4-0 lead in the second set. headtopics.com

Kasatkina, winner of two titles this season, fought her way back to 4-3 down but the Tunisian remained focused, sealing the title on her first match point when the Russian netted. — AFP Read more: Malay Mail »

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