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Tunisia's Jabeur Makes History Again at U.S. Open

FILE - Ons Jabeur of Tunisia celebrates match point against Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia on day nine of the 2022 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Sept 6, 2022.

Tunisian Ons Jabeur became the first African woman to reach the U.S. Open Semifinals after defeating Ajla Tomljanovic on Tuesday at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.

Jabeur held on for a 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory over Ajla Tomljanovic at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday.

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Jabeur says it “means a lot to me” if she can inspire other young players from Africa. Jabeur will play either 18-year-old American Coco Gauff or Caroline Garcia. Their match is in the night session.

The 28-year-old Jabeur apologized for throwing her racket at times during the match, saying, “I wanted to keep calm but the racket kept slipping from my hands.” The Tunisian was a Wimbledon finalist this season. She says: “I know that I have it in me that I can win a Grand Slam.”

Jabeur and Tomljanovic are close friends and exchanged a lengthy hug at the net following the match.