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Corey Gauff eliminates Ons Jabeur and sets up a match with Shevuntik in the semifinals



Corey Gauff eliminates Ons Jabeur and sets up a match with Shevuntik in the semifinals

On Tuesday, the American Cori Gauff, third in the world, ended the career of the Tunisian Ons Jabeur, ninth in the world, in the quarter-finals of the French Roland-Garros tournament, the second of the four major tennis tournaments, with a Victory 6-4, 2-6, 3-6. For her part, Šwijontek took another step towards a third consecutive title at Roland Garros, after her crushing victory over Wimbledon title holder Vondrushová 6-0, 6-2.

On Tuesday, the American Cori Gauff beat the Tunisian Anas Jaber In the quarter-finals of the tournament Roland Garros French, the second Grand Slam of tennis.

Thus, the vice-champion of Wimbledon 2022 and 2023 and Flushing Meadows 2022 failed to reach the semi-finals of the French Championship for the first time in her career, her greatest success on the clay court of Roland Garros It remains to reach the quarters. -finals in the last two seasons.

On the other hand, the 20-year-old American reached the semi-finals of major tournaments for the fourth time, in which she only won one title last year at Flushing Meadows.

This is the second time that Gauff has reached the semi-finals at Roland Garros, after the first in 2022, where she reached the final and lost against the Polish Iga Świłtek, who will be her opponent in the quarter-finals, after the number a global one. one of them easily beat sixth-ranked Marketa Vondrushova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-0.

Gave addressed the audience, saying, “Jaber was a strong and popular competitor in tournaments, and I noticed that you supported her to achieve victory,” adding, “I also do that (encourage Jaber) when I I’m not on the ground. .”

She also spoke about the progress of the match, especially the end, saying: “Today I tried to be more aggressive at the end of the match, and things were difficult with the points I won for settle the match, but I think I did what I had to do to get the victory.

It should be noted that Jaber was only in the quarter-finals for the second time this season. Before her participation at Roland Garros, the 29-year-old had only won two consecutive victories this season in the Madrid tournament, where she reached the quarter-finals at the end of April, only to return and say goodbye at the start of the following week in Rome.

She arrives at Roland-Garros with six victories and nine defeats. In nine tournaments, she was eliminated five times in her first match.

Knot in front of Gove…

She hoped that Roland Garros would be the opportunity to kick off her season by reaching her fourth semi-final at major tournaments, but her complex against Gauff continued as she lost to the American for the fifth time in seven meetings between them.

In the context of the match, the tie was established at the start of the match after each player had maintained their service game. Then Jabeur had two opportunities to seize the seventh game on the serve of her American opponent and create the difference, and she succeeded. in doing so, to advance 4-3 then 5-3 after having decided the eighth properly, before obtaining She had a new opportunity to break in the tenth game without investing it, so the decision was decided on her game of service, finishing the set 6-4 in 42 minutes.

But the American responded in the second set and made the difference in the fourth game, which she captured on Jabeur’s serve to lead 3-1. Then, when the latter responded in kind in the next game, Gauff came back and won the sixth game on the Tunisian’s serve and on the eighth as well, finishing the match 6-2 in 38 minutes.

With the same determination, Gauff started the third decisive set and made the difference in the fourth game, which she snatched from her opponent to lead 3-1 and 4-1, before finishing the match 6-3 and the match in one hour and 57 minutes after an error on a cleared ball from the daughter of Qasr Hilal.

Cheviontec towards a third title?

As for Iga Chevuntic She took another step towards a third consecutive French Open title, following her crushing victory over Wimbledon champion Vondrushova 6-0, 6-2.

The 23-year-old said after her 33rd victory at Roland Garros, against two defeats: “I think I’m serving better than in the previous rounds and that gives me more confidence. I’m happy to stay focused. implement my plan regardless of the opponent’s reaction.

She only needed half an hour to settle the first set and gave only two games to her opponent in the second.

As she beat Gauff 10-1 in head-to-head matches, the Pole said: “The preparation will be like any other match. Coco is a special player and I will prepare tactically for the confrontation.”

This, with the exception of her second round showdown against Japan’s Naomi Osaka, which she won with great difficulty, Schwentek faced no difficulty in her other matches.

Note that Cheviontek is looking for her fourth Roland-Garros title in five years, since she was crowned for the first time in 2020, and she also won the Flushing Meadows title in 2022.

France24/AFP

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