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Wimbledon: “I try to set a good example for Arab women”, says Ons Jabeur

2022-07-05T20:46:55.965Z

The Tunisian, world number 2, enforced her rank in the quarter-finals against Marie Bouzkova and made history.



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Ons Jabeur reaches for the first time in his career, at 27, his first Grand Slam semi-final.

She is also the first player from the African continent to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament since South Africa's Amanda Coetzer in 1997. And the first Arab player, period.

I try to set a good example for Arab women.

It means a lot.

This proves that we can do great things and that we should not be afraid.

I had hoped to reach this stage for a long time.

I had some difficulties in the quarter-finals.

Hicham Arazi

(former Moroccan player),

told me, the Arabs always lose in the quarter-finals and we're fed up!

Please stop it (smiles).

He really happy and he told me.

“Thank you for finally making it to the semi-finals.

Now you can really go for the title

 ”.

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Jabeur will face the surprise of his half of the table on Thursday, the German Tatjana Maria, 34 years old and a novice at this level as well.

An opponent who is also one of her best friends on the circuit, “

her barbecue partner

 ”.

They invited me once to their house.

It was really great to be with them.

I particularly like Charlotte

(one of Maria's two daughters).

She is really nice.

The little one is always smiling, she has a lot of energy. I'm really happy for her that she gets what she deserves.

She had a very difficult draw, beating Ostapenko and Sakkari.

I know she can play very well on grass.

I know she struggled a lot.

This does

"But Thursday no friendship that holds:"

It's obviously difficult to play against her and I was joking with Charlotte

(Maria's daughter),

I said to her: 'Are you going to support me or your mother?

I try to put all the children on my side, using the family

(smiles).

It will be a great match between us, with a lot of respect, that's for sure.

Maybe we won't be friends for two hours, I don't know how long the match will last, and we'll be friends again at the end.

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Source: lefigaro

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