Jabeur Ends 5-Match Losing Streak With Needed Win In Stuttgart

Jabeur Ends 5-Match Losing Streak With Needed Win In Stuttgart

by Zachary Wimer

Ons Jabeur has not had a very good year so far, but that finally changed at the 2024 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart as she snapped a five-match losing streak.

The Tunisian player had a really solid 2023 campaign, but she arguably suffered her most painful loss as well. She stood opposite Marketa Vondrousova in the Wimbledon final and failed to win despite being an overwhelming favorite.

She's often talked about that loss and how badly it hurt, and she's been recovering from it ever since. Her form has been terrible this year, with several bad losses and the occasional solid performance.

The WTA 500 event in Stuttgart is a familiar tournament to her as she played well there in the past, but she's also had some bad luck with injuries. This year's event proved lucky for her because she finally snapped her losing streak.

The opponent was Ekaterina Alexandrova, a very good player who has played decently this year and does really well indoors. She has a powerful serve, hits the ball well, and has several appearances in Stuttgart under her belt.

The Russian demonstrated all of that in the opening set, which was a pretty easy 6-2 cruise for her. Jabeur struggled with her serve, which gave the Russian too many chances to apply pressure with her return, and the Tunisian couldn't deal with that.

The second set was the opposite as this time around, Alexandrova struggled with her serve. That allowed Jabeur to apply heavy pressure, and she would take that set 6-3. The final set after that proved to be very interesting.

We saw some good tennis from both, especially Jabeur, who navigated another bad serving set much better. Alexandrova broke to lead 4-2, but the Tunisian didn't give up and made it 4-4.

The set ended up in a tie-break after both players found some momentum on the serve. Jabeur would win the first point in that tiebreak and cruise from there to a much-needed win. It was a huge comeback from her to win 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(1).


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