Tunisian tennis star Jabeur knocked out of Montreal’s Omnium Banque Nationale 

Tunisian tennis star Jabeur knocked out of Montreal’s Omnium Banque Nationale 
Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur has been knocked out in the quarter-finals of the Omnium Banque Nationale in Montreal after losing 1-6, 6-7, 0-6 to American Jessica Pegula. (File/USA TODAY Sports)
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Updated 15 August 2021

Tunisian tennis star Jabeur knocked out of Montreal’s Omnium Banque Nationale 

Tunisian tennis star Jabeur knocked out of Montreal’s Omnium Banque Nationale 
  • The 26-year-old beat defending champion Bianca Andreescu of Canada in round 3, but could not overcome Jessica Pegula in last eight

DUBAI: Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur has been knocked out in the quarter-finals of the Omnium Banque Nationale in Montreal after losing 1-6, 6-7, 0-6 to American Jessica Pegula.

Before her exit in the last eight, 13th seeded Jabeur rallied to beat No.2 seed and defending champion Bianca Andreescu 6-7, 6-4, 6-1 after winning eight of the last nine games from 4-4 in the second set of a match that lasted two hours and 39 minutes.

Against Pegula, Jabeur was comfortably placed for another win as she served while 5-4 up in the second set, but her opponent Pegula kick-started a great comeback to claim a victory in 88 minutes.

Jabeur has had a stellar 2021, having reached a second Grand Slam quarter-final at Wimbledon in July — the first Arab woman to reach that stage of the famous tournament.

Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus ended the Tunisian’s historic run at Wimbledon with a 6-4, 6-3 in 74 minutes.

Just weeks earlier, Jabeur became the first Arab woman to win a WTA title as she beat Daria Kasatkina of Russia 7-5, 6-4 in an epic 90 minute match in Birmingham.