After seeing the first set elude him, Ons Jabeur was able to enter his match to win in three sets against Olga Danilovic and reach the knockout stages of Roland-Garros.
Ons Jabeur played to scare himself. The Tunisian, seeded number 7 of the French Open, did not have an easy match against Olga Danilovic. Indeed, from the first moments of the match, the Serb did not give in to the world number 7 and was even the first to get a break point. However, the latter failed to convert her just like Ons Jabeur, who had an opportunity in the next game. The 105th in the world ended up reaching her goal to lead five games to three. In the process, the Tunisian was able to respond to erase this late break. Sensing that there was a shot to play, Olga Danilovic did not cut her effort and it was on a shutout that the Serb offered herself the first set. The second set started like the first, with two solid players on serve, but it was Olga Danilovic who gave in first, finding herself trailing three games to two. The desire to fight back was immediate for the player from qualifying but, after a marathon game with six draws, she was unable to make the most of her four break points.
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Jabeur was able to reverse the trend
Often decisive, the seventh game saw Ons Jabeur fail to add to the bill and quickly paid off. Indeed, in the process, the Serb had more success and erased her late break. A relief that was short-lived as the world number 7 raised her voice immediately to lead five games to four, then serving to equalize at one set everywhere. Saving a break point on the way, Ons Jabeur was able to restart this meeting at the first set point. The Tunisian did not take gloves to assert her authority over Court Suzanne-Lenglen. Indeed, if Olga Danilovic won her first service game, she then conceded the next four, including two on her serve. Led four games to one, the Serb raised her head by erasing a late break but the ascendancy was clear for Ons Jabeur. After having once again taken the service of her opponent, the Tunisian only needed two match points to conclude (4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in 2h10 ‘). For a place in the quarter-finals, the seeded number 7 will have to do battle with Bernarda Pera, who got the better of Elisa Cocciaretto (6-4, 7-6 in 1h36 ‘).