Tunisian Ons Jabeur becomes first Arab woman to reach Grand Slam quarter finals after defeating China’s Wang Qiang

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Unseeded Tunisian Ons Jabeur on Sunday became the first Arab woman to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final as she defeated China’s Wang Qiang in an Australian Open tie.

Ons Jabeur fought back from a break down in the first set to win the contest 7-6 (7/4), 6-1. Jabeur, 25, is the highest-ranked Arab woman in history as she had reached a career-high 51 last year.

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“I’m really shaking right now, it’s unbelievable. I can’t describe how I feel,” said Jabeur, who will become the first Arab woman to crack the top 50 when the new rankings come out next week.

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She will now be up against America’s No.14 seed Sofia Kenin, who knocked out Coco Gauff on Melbourne Arena and talking of the upcoming affair, Jabeur said: “Sofia is a really good player, she’s a tough one, she’s a fighter, last time she won against me, so maybe now it’s my revenge.”

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