Ons Jabeur defeated close friend Tatjana Maria of Germany, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, in the semi-finals to become the first African woman to reach a Grand Slam final in the modern era. On Saturday, she will compete for the title against Kazakhstani-born Elena Rybakina.

Jabeur has encountered a string of challenging opponents with unsettling playing styles as she progressed through the rounds of Wimbledon. But her final opponent would be totally different players from the ones she has faced in the tournament up till now

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Route to the Final:-

The Tunisian star kicked off her Wimbledon campaign against Mirjam Bjorklund of Sweden, whom she defeated comfortably in straight sets. The final scoreline was 6-1,6-3.

In the second round against Katarzyna Kawa of Poland, Jabeur had to work a little in the first set as both the players were not giving away their service. But the game turned around in the second round as she won the second set without breaking a sweat. The final score was 6-4,6-0.

The third-round clash against Diane Parry of France was like a cakewalk for Ons Jabeur and she defeated her opponent fairly easily with 6-2,6-3 and qualified for the Round of 16.

This was her toughest match up to this point as the first set went into a tie-break and Jabeur had a really difficult time breaking her opponent’s, Elise Mertens of Belgium, serve. She won the first set 7-6(11-9). The second set was far better for the Wimbledon finalist as she won it 6-4 and moved into the quarterfinals.

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Her quarterfinals clash against Marie Bouzková of the Czech Republic was the first of her two battles that went to three sets. She defeated the world number 66 after going down one set to win the next two and proceed to her maiden semi-final appearance in a grand slam. The final score was 3-6,6-1,6-1.

Ons Jabour won the first set easily with 6-2 but dropped the next set 3-6 to her german opponent, Tatjana Maria. But she came back to win the final set 6-1 to proceed to her first appearance at a grand slam finals. The final score was 6-2,3-6,6-1.

Ons Jabour would be looking to become the first-ever African woman and the first Arab player in WTA history to win a Grandslam.