American teenager Coco Gauff, ranked 25th in the world, eliminated her 26th Tunisian counterpart, Anas Jaber, by defeating her 6-3, 6-1 in the French Open Tennis Championships, to reach, with Czech Barbora Krajicekova, ranked 33 in the world, the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career .
This was the third victory for the American against Jaber in the fourth confrontation between them, as the Tunisian won her only victory in the quarter-finals of the Charleston tournament earlier this year.
Jaber failed to repeat the achievement of the Australian Open at the beginning of the year 2020, when she became the first Arab player to reach the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament, before losing to American Sofia Kenin, who went on and won the title.
“It is not easy to lose a match in this way, I played well and did not allow me to find my rhythm,” Jaber said, adding, “I will turn the page because there is Wimbledon. I think we are on the right track, I learn every day and I hope to reach what I want in time.” .
In response to a question about Tunisia’s representation in the Tokyo Olympics, which begins on July 23, Jaber said, “I am going step by step and there is the grasscourt season before the Olympics, but of course I will go.” “I think I’ll do a course before heading to Tokyo,” she added.
Jaber failed to repeat the achievement of the Australian Championship in early 2020 when she became the first Arab player to reach the quarter-finals
Goff became at 17 years and 86 days the youngest player to reach the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam since Czech Nicole Vaidesova in France also in 2006 at 17 years and 44 days, and the youngest American in this role in Paris since Jennifer Capriati in 1993.
“I am happy to have reached my first Grand Slam quarter-final,” said Gough, who won Roland Garros in the women’s category in 2018. I played well.”
And the American, who won in the Italian Parma tournament before arriving in Paris, the second title of her professional career after Linz 2019, and the first on dirt courts, “Parma gave me confidence on dirt, it was my first title on dirt and I learned how to deal with pressure in important points.”
Gave will meet Krajchikova, who in turn reached the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in singles, after defeating 2018 runner-up Sloane Stephens (59) 6-2, 6-0.