Wimbledon women’s roundup: Jabeur edges Mugurza in thriller, Swiatek makes it to round four

Iga Swaitek defeated Irina-Camelia Begu 6-1 6-0 on Friday.

Iga Swiatek in a file photo. (Image credit: Twitter)

Ons Jabeur Friday reached the second week of the Wimbledon, and describes this as one of the greatest moments of her life. She is now the first ever Tunisian woman to reach this far in Wimbledon.

World number 24 Jabeur defeated 2017 champion Garbine Muguruza 5-7, 6-3, 6-2.

“This is the first time I play on Centre, and it’s amazing energy. I’m not saying this so you guys can cheer for me for the next round. But this is my favourite centre court,” she said.

Swaitek vs Begu

Juniors champion, Iga Swaitek is well on her way to add her name to the list of women who have both, Juniors and Wimbledon. She defeated Irina-Camelia Begu 6-1 6-0 on Friday.

Former French Open champion’s relentless crushed her Romanian opponent in a one-sided demolition on Court 12. Poland’s Swiatek, seeded seven, pressurized her opponent enough, and ensured a smooth victory into the 16.

“It’s hard to compare my previous years on grass because in 2019 I was physically weaker,” said Swiatek, beaten in the Wimbledon first round in 2019.

On other Wimbledon courts

Sabalenka made it to the fourth round for the first time. She defeated Colombian qualifier Maria Camila Osorio Serrano 6-0, 6-3.

Sabalenka’s next opponent would be Elena Rybakina, the 18th-seeded Kazakh who saw off Shelby Rogers 6-1, 6-4.


Former world number one Karolina Pliskova made the last 16 with a 6-3, 6-3 win over fellow Czech Tereza Martincova.

Pliskova will now lock horns with Liudmila Samsonova who defeated former US Open champion Sloane Stephens 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.

Samsonova, who won the Berlin title after coming through qualifying on the eve of Wimbledon, fired 33 winners to Stephens’ eight.

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