Tunisian Anas Jabeur, ranked fifth in the world, reached the quarter-finals of the US Open tennis tournament, the last of the four Grand Slams, by defeating 18th-ranked Russian Veronika Kudremetova 7-6 (7-1) and 6-4 on Sunday in the fourth round.
It is the first time that Jaber, the runner-up for Wimbledon, the third grand slam, has reached the quarter-finals of the American Championships and set up a date with Australian Ajla Tomljanovic, who had ousted American Serena Williams in the third round on Friday and beat Russian Lyudmila Samsonova 35 on Sunday 7-6 (10-) 8) and 6-1.
Jaber sent a message to the American fans in order to support them in the next match, saying, “I will face Ayla, who beat Serena…”.
Jaber has never skipped the third round in Flushing Meadows previously.
The same round also reached the 17th French Caroline Garcia, who defeated American Alison Riske-Amritraj 6-4, 6-1, to meet the other American Coco Gauff, the twelfth, who defeated China’s Zhang Shuai 7-5, 7-5.
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