Friends became ‘enemies’ in Wimbledon 2022, made history in the semi-finals

Tunisia’s Ons Jebur, who has achieved the feat of doing many feats for the first time against her name, has become the first female player from Arab countries to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tennis tournament by making it to the semi-finals of Wimbledon. Third seed Tunisia, who reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon last year, went a step further on Tuesday, beating Marie Bojkova 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 on center court. World number two Jebur said ‘It means a lot. I was hoping for a long time that I would be able to reach here. I used to talk to (former Moroccan player) Hicham Arazi and he used to tell me that players from Arab countries always lose in the quarter-finals and we are fed up with that. Please break this sequence. I said friend, I will try to do this. Jebur tried and she was successful in doing so.

Friend clash in semifinal

In the semi-finals, Jabur will face Tatyana Maria of Germany, who made her first place in the semi-finals of the Grand Slam tournament like her. The 34-year-old from Germany took two breaks from tennis due to the birth of her children and became the oldest player in the Open era to make the last four of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. Maria took part in a Grand Slam tournament for the 35th time defeating 22-year-old Jule Niemeyer 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.

Maria beat Niemeyer

Germany’s Tatyana Maria, 34, sealed her place in the last four with a 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 win over compatriot Jule Niemeyer in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon women’s singles. Maria, ranked 103rd in the world rankings, has reached the semi-finals of a Grand Slam for the first time. For a place in the finals, she will have to face the winner of the match between third seed Ons Jebur or unseeded Mary Bojkova. Maria is only the sixth woman in the Open era to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals at this age. Twenty-two-year-old Niemeyer, playing her second Grand Slam, looked very disappointed after this defeat. Earlier, she was eliminated in the opening round of the French Open.

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