Tunisia's Ons Jabeur defeated Poland's Iga Swiatek
Tunisia's Ons Jabeur defeated Poland's Iga Swiatek Image Credit: AFP

Ons Jabeur’s historic Wimbledon campaign saw her reach the women’s quarter-finals on Monday, beating Poland’s 2020 French Open champion Iga Swiatek 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 in their fourth-round match.

The 26-year-old is the first Arab to reach the last eight at Wimbledon and will face Belarus second seed Aryna Sabalenka who defeated Elena Rybakina 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. Sabalenka will be playing in her first Grand Slam quarter-final.

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The 21st-seeded Jabeur also reached the quarter-finals at last year's Australian Open, becoming the first Arab woman to reach that stage at any Grand Slam tournament.

Swiatek won last year's French Open but lost in the first round of her only previous Wimbledon appearance in 2019.

Ons Jabeur
Residence: Tunis, Tunisia
Born: August 28, 1994 in Regueb, Tunisia
Height: 1.67m
Turned pro: 2010
Prize money: US$ 3,139,469
Career record: 308–185 (62.5 per cent)
Career titles: 1 WTA, 11 ITF
Ranking: No. 24
Grand Slam singles results:
Australian Open QF (2020)
French Open 4R (2020, 2021)
Wimbledon QF (2021)
US Open 3R (2019, 2020)

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty reached the quarter-finals for the first time beating French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic 7-5, 6-3.

The 25-year-old Australian will play the winner of the match between unseeded compatriot Ajla Tomljanovic and British teenager Emma Raducanu on Tuesday for a place in the semi-finals.

Defeat brought an end to Krejcikova's 15-match winning streak and she will have to wait another year to see if she can emulate her late coach and mentor Jana Novotna in winning the title.

Eighth-seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova ended Liudmila Samsonova's 10-match unbeaten run on grass, beating the Russian wildcard 6-2, 6-3.