Tunisian Ons Jaber beat Kvitova for the first time in Sydney

Sydney: Tunisian Ons Jabeur beat Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-4 at the Sydney Tennis Championships on Wednesday, scoring her first win in four games against two-time Wimbledon winner, and Spain’s Garbine Muguruza reached the quarter-finals. Ons, tenth in the world, fought after his service was interrupted in every set, before he could fix it. Czech Kvitova will play Australian Open next week, as she wants to do better than in 2019 when she arrived in final, and has already shown flashes of strength but in the end it was broken five times by the Tunisian player. Anas said: “Finally, after so many defeats in front of her. It’s not easy to return such a strong serve, but I was ready and I really wanted to win, so I went there. “He added:” I learned from my losses against her, especially last time in Cincinnati. To be honest I’m happy that the pitch wasn’t too fast and that helped me a bit. “Ons will then play Anett Kontaveit, who defeated Romanian Elena-Gabriela Ross 6-3, 6-1. Muguruza, twice Grand Slam champion, she survived the comeback in delay of the Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova with a victory for 6-1 7-6. Muguruza will play in the next match against another Russian player, Daria Kasatkina, who won 6-3 6-4 over Elise Mertens. In the men’s competition, Italian Fabio Fognini, seventh-seeded, lost 7-6, 7-6 to American Brandon Nakashima.