Ons Jabeur, seed no.21 eliminated an unrecognizable Iga Swiatek in the 4th round of Wimbledon 2021, obtaining a historic qualification for the quarter-finals. The Pole won a very tough first set, but she no longer expressed her best level and only collected two games in the next two sets.
Ons has won 10 matches out of 11 played on grass-court this season, getting an incredible opportunity to get something very important in this edition of the Championships. At the end of the challenge, Jabeur said in the press conference: "I played a great match, getting angry after losing the first set would not have been the right solution.
Today I changed my strategy a little, I used the short ball less and I preferred be more aggressive. On the grass I always try to shorten my movements and vary, moving here can be difficult and using unpredictable shots can make the opponent more difficult."
Ons Jabeur: "I played a great match"
In the quarterfinals she will meet Aryna Sabalenka: The Belarusian, however, took three sets to get rid of an excellent Elena Rybakina. In the other women's singles matches, Ashleigh Barty won the quarter-finals at Wimbledon for the first time in her career.
The world number one defeated the last queen of Paris Barbora Krejcikova with a score of 7-5, 6-3, expressing an excellent level of play and playing probably the best match on the All England Club lawns of her 2021. Liudmila Samsnova has in fact lost clearly against Karolina Pliskova.
The Russian player did not create too many problems for the number eight seed, which she finished in just over an hour for 6-2, 6-3. Pliskova will find Viktorija Golubic in the quarter-finals. The Swiss tennis player had never gone beyond the second round in a Grand Slam tournament, but she will even play a place in the semifinals at the Championships.
In one of the most fascinating challenges of the day, it was Angelique Kerber who got the better of a shy Coco Gauff. The match began with five breaks in a row, and the German, who lifted the prestigious Wimbledon trophy in 2018, beating Serena Williams in the final.