The Tunisian Ons Jabeur (number 10 in the world) and the Swiss Belinda Bencic (21st and current Olympic champion) will face each other this Sunday in the final of the women’s tennis tournament in Charleston after achieving victories in the semifinals of the event , WTA 500 category.
Jabeur, the fourth seed, submitted the local Amanda Anisimova (15th seed) in three sets with scores of 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 in one hour and 47 minutes.
The Tunisian, who capitalized on five double faults from her rival, has now won four games in a row for the first time this season.
Jabeur is coming off multiple injury and covid-19 issues during the off-season and even had to pull out of the Australian Open earlier in the year.
However, in the 2021 season he reached three of the four finals of his career. She started at Charleston 2 and then lifted her first title at Birmingham, as well as finishing runner-up at Chicago.
Now the Tunisian, the only one who had not lost a set in the tournament, was up 1-0 in the personal confrontation with Anisimova.
For her part, Anisimova, 20, had won three of her four rounds in straight sets and had to recover from a set against the number one of the event Aryna Sabalenka, whom she eliminated in the round of 16, being the fourth top victory -10 of his career and the first in two years.
Anisimova had become the third-youngest American runner-up in the event’s history after Jennifer Capriati in 1990 and Madison Keys in 2015.
Previously, the Swiss Bencic -winner of gold at the Tokyo Olympics- disposed of the Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova with straight sets of 6-4, 6-3, thanks to her good first serve with which she achieved five ‘aces’ and also he took advantage of the four double faults of his opponent.