Tunisia's Ons Jabeur advanced to the quarterfinals of the women's singles tournament at Roland Garros by beating American Bernarda Pera 6-3, 6-1 on Monday in the 8th final. The Tunisian player, very popular with the public at the Porte d'Auteuil, is one of the favorites of the tournament with world number 1 Iga Swiatek. The Tunisian dominated this match where the breaks were numerous.
Bernarda Pera never won her serve in this match and lost in straight sets and 1:03 of play (6-3, 6-1). A performance that delighted Ons Jabeur, all to his joy at the exit of the court at the time of joining the locker room. Logical, for the first time in her career, while she had reached this stage in the other three Grand Slams, the Tunisian will play a quarterfinal in the temple of clay.
At the time of finding a member of her staff and falling into his arms, the tennis player reproduced the characteristic gesture of Cristiano Ronaldo during his goal celebrations and the little adapted cry, the famous "Siuuu"! This of course did not escape the cameras of the tournament who broadcast it on the social network Twitter as a wink. She then fell into the arms of her coach, the Tunisian Issam Jellali.
SIUUUUU 🗣️ #RolandGarros | @Ons_Jabeur pic.twitter.com/kZQcqikHZG
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 5, 2023
The reference to CR7
Fans of the tennis player also understood the allusion and thanked him for his performance, some sharing videos of CR7, making the famous gesture.
— 忍 Shinobi 🇵🇹 (@shi_shinobi) June 5, 2023
For a possible place in the semifinals, potentially against Iga Swiatek, Ons Jabeur will face the winner of the duel between the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia (14th in the world) and the Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo (132nd in the WTA ranking).