US Open 2022: Tunisian Ons Jabeur Falls to Chinese Qinwen Zheng in Intense Match

2023-09-04 22:22:19

Unrecognizable, in difficulty in most exchanges and very annoyed for a little over an hour of play, the Tunisian Ons Jabeur, finalist in 2022, logically fell to the Chinese Qinwen Zheng (23rd player in the world) in two sets ( 6-2, 6-3), Monday in the round of 16 of the US Open.

The fifth player in the WTA rankings seemed helpless and beside herself on most exchanges and the intense rhythm imposed by her opponent of only 20 years. After having passed, not without suffering, his first game of service at the start of the match, Jabeur did not see the light of day on the following ones, broken three times in a row on his commitment.

Zheng superior in exchanges

Particularly nervous, the Tunisian committed more than twice as many unforced errors (15 against 7) ​​and managed half as many winning shots (5 against 11) in the first set, lost 6-2. Logically led, it was even broken immediately in the second set.

23 %

The percentage of points scored by Ons Jabeur on his 2nd serve during the first set, at 3/13.

Her break erased on the Chinese serve in the next game did not allow her to revive. Inconstant, nervous on the Louis Armstrong court, Jabeur continued to insist. Sometimes too much (32 unforced errors in total). She still managed to save a match point on her serve at 5-3 for Zheng, but ended up losing on the next game and the 4th match point.

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