World number two Jabeur into Wimbledon second round in 54 minutes

By: AFP
Published: 07:14 PM, 27 Jun, 2022
World number two Jabeur into Wimbledon second round in 54 minutes
Caption: Tunisia's Ons Jabeur returns the ball to Sweden's Mirjam Bjorklund during their women's singles tennis match on the first day of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London.
Stay tuned with 24 News HD Android App
Get it on Google Play

Ons Jabeur marked her rise to number two in the world by easing into the Wimbledon second round with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Swedish qualifier Mirjam Bjorklund on Monday.

Jabeur, a quarter-finalist in 2021 and fresh from the grass-court title in Berlin, raced to victory in just 54 minutes under the Court One roof.

"Today I achieved my highest ever ranking and dropping just four games is a great start to the tournament," said the Tunisian.

"It's amazing to be back on Court One. The grass suits my drop shots and slice.

"Now I hope to go further than the quarter-finals."

Jabeur will face either Rebecca Marino of Canada or Poland's Katarzyna Kawa for a place in the last 32.

Categories : Sports
AFP

Agence France-Presse is an international news agency.