Defeated in the final last year, Ons Jabeur will not reach the quarter-finals of this year’s US Open. The Tunisian was eliminated in the round of 16, beaten by the Chinese Zheng Qinwen.
End of course for Ons Jabeur at the US Open. The Tunisian is eliminated from the competition after her defeat against the Chinese Zheng Qinwen on Monday evening. Facing a more enterprising opponent in this decisive duel, counting for the round of 16, the young woman lost in 2 sets (6-2, 6-4).
Jabeur, who has been suffering from the flu since arriving in New York, finally saw his luck run out after failing to secure three-set victories in his previous two matches. The Tunisian simply had no answer to 23rd seed Zheng’s mix of power and precision, with the 20-year-old from Shiyan looking far sharper than her tired opponent.
“Right now I feel super happy and excited to play in a big stadium. I had a very good performance today “Zheng said. The young player is the first Chinese US Open quarter-finalist since Wang Qiang in 2019. Li Na, a two-time major champion, reached the semi-finals in New York in 2013 and Peng Shuai did the same a year later .
Zheng will face either second seed Aryna Sabalenka – destined to become the new women’s world number one after Swiatek’s demise on Sunday – or Russian Daria Kasatkina in the quarter-finals.