Ons Jabeur, last year’s finalist, faced off against Linda Noskova from the Czech Republic in a nail-biting second-round match at the US Open.
Jabeur’s Tough Battle
Ons Jabeur, who made it to the finals last year, had to fight hard in this year’s US Open once again. She played against Linda Noskova, an up-and-coming 18-year-old player from the Czech Republic. The match was intense, with Jabeur eventually winning 7-6(7), 4-6, 6-3 in three sets.
A Comeback for Jabeur
Jabeur had a tough time in the first round against Camila Osorio and struggled with some physical problems. Her match against Noskova was no different. In the third set, she was losing at 2-3 but managed to win the next four games in a row. After 2 hours and 8 minutes of play, Jabeur secured the victory.
Impressive Grand Slam Record
With this win, Jabeur has now won 13 Grand Slam matches in 2023, which is her highest in a single year. This surpasses her previous record of 12 wins in a year. She has reached the third round of the US Open for the fifth year in a row and has made it to the finals in three of the last five major tournaments, starting with Wimbledon last year.
Next Match for Jabeur
Although Jabeur is still recovering from an illness she experienced in the first round, her latest win gives her some extra time to rest. She will face another Czech opponent, Marie Bouzkova, who had a convincing victory over Petra Martic.
In another match, the 26th seed Elina Svitolina had a comeback win against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. She lost the first set but managed to win the next two, securing her spot in the third round. Svitolina has been playing her best tennis at major tournaments since returning to the tour in April after having her daughter.
Upcoming Match for Svitolina
Svitolina, who has previously made the quarterfinals at the US Open, will face world no. 3 Jessica Pegula in the next round. Pegula had an impressive 6-3, 6-1 win over Patricia Maria Tig.
Pegula’s Hard Court Success
Jessica Pegula’s victory marked her 60th win on hard courts since the beginning of 2022, a number second only to World No. 1 Iga Swiatek’s 75 wins.