Ons Jabeur flies Tunisia flag to the Wimbledon final

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Ons Jabeur makes history following her victory over Tatjana Maria as she qualify for the Wimbledon final.

Tunisia tennis player Ons Jabeur head into the Wimbledon final following her victory over Germany’s Tatjana Maria in three sets.

Jabeur makes history has she becomes the first North African to qualify for the Wimbledon final.

The Tunisian No. 3 seed winning through 6-2 3-6 6-1 to book a final against either 2019 winner Simona Halep or No. 17 seed Elena Rybakina.

The No. 3 seed had couple of break opportunities in the first game, but Maria battled to hold her opening service.

Despite a first-serve percentage at just 41, Jabeur stayed on top, breaking again in the seventh game before sealing the opening set 6-2.

Jabeur, who won the warm-up event in Berlin but then withdrew from Eastbourne with a knee injury, had only dropped one set at these Championships heading into the semi.

Maria, fought to save break points in the second set before taking up a 4-1 lead.

The German even had a shot at a second break, but despite squandering that she safely served out for the set a game later, setting up a decider that had perhaps not looked possible half-an-hour earlier.

The Tunisian got the third set off to a flashy start, and she took that momentum with her when breaking in the following game.

Jabeur, though, was looking a cut above, securing the double break before converting her second match point on serve to seal an emphatic third set 6-1.

A long embrace followed at the net, with Jabeur then ensuring Maria got her share of Centre Court’s applause after an incredible run came to an end.



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