Top Seed Standing: Ons Jabeur Marches On At Zhengzhou Open

Top Seed Standing: Ons Jabeur Marches On At Zhengzhou Open

by Evita Mueller

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Ons Jabeur is still playing solid tennis in China as the Tunisian advanced at the 2023 Zhengzhou Open by beating Lucia Bronzetti.

Jabeur has had a really solid time in China so far as she won the Ningbo event, a WTA 250 tournament, which was a pretty important trophy for her after previous disappointment.

She's endured more heartbreak this year, so finally getting her hands on another trophy meant the world for her. It also secured her a spot at the WTA Finals, which she was very happy about.

She deserves to be there as one of the best players in the world, and going to Cancun is never a bad idea. The good vibes in China keep going as she added another win.

She faced Lucia Bronzetti at the Zhengzhou Open and beat her comfortably in two sets to advance to the quarter-final. The start of the match was very interesting as the players traded early breaks, but Jabeur still came out on top with a 4-2 lead.

That was enough for her to finish off the opening set by holding onto her serve even though she faced a break point. Like many of Jabeur's matches, this too was rather chaotic, highlighted by her very up-and-down level that goes from brilliant to bad rather quickly.

The second set was somewhat more stable from both players as they held their serve a bit more comfortably, but Jabeur still emerged on top early with a 3-1 lead.

She extended that to a 5-2 lead but lost her serve the first time she tried to serve it out. She didn't finish it off the second time, either, even though she had match points. Even so, in kind of a classic fashion, she broke her opponent for the 6-5 lead, but couldn't use match points, so the set had to be decided in a tie-break.

In the tiebreak, Jabeur finally finished things off for the final score of 6-3 7-6(5).


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