Tunisian Ons Jabeur creates history with WTA Madrid Open victory.

Written by on May 8, 2022

Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur recovered from a mid-match struggle at the Madrid Open to become the first African player to win a WTA 1000 event.

The 27-year-old, the world number 10, trailed 4-1 early on and failed to win a game in the second set but still beat American Jessica Pegula 7-5 0-6 6-2.

It is Jabeur’s second career title after winning in Birmingham last year.

She was the first Arab player – male or female – to break into the world’s top 10.

Seun Fakorede

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