Tunisian Anas Jaber in the semi-finals

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Tunisian tennis player Anas Jabeur qualified for the semi-finals of the Birmingham (United Kingdom) tournament this Saturday, defeating Russian Anastasia Potapova (World 82) in straight rounds (6-4, 6-0).

The twenty-fourth world (seeded No. 2), without difficulty, dominated her opponent and was about to challenge, in the next round, the former world number one, English Heather Watson (70) or Croatian Donna Vekic (54th place)

The Tunisian started her mission in style, with a convincing victory over American Catherine McNally (11), 6-4, 6-2, then Canadian Leila Fernandez (66th place) (6-4, 3-6, 7-6). .

It must be remembered that in 2017, Anas Jaber was the first Arab woman to reach the third round of a Grand Slam tournament in the women’s singles.

By January 2020, she had reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, becoming the first Arab player to reach this stage from one of the four Grand Slam tournaments.

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