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Ons Jabeur defeats Elise Mertens and returns to Wimbledon district

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Third-seeded Ons Jabeur advanced to the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the second year in a row after defeating 24th-seeded Belgian Elise Mertens 7-6 (9), 6-4 on Sunday.

Mertens scored five set points in the first set of tiebreakers, and Jabber fought them all this season to improve to 9-0 on the grass.

"Hopefully I can continue to win in a row," Jabber said in a court interview. "I love playing on the grass. I love the connection between nature and me. Hopefully it can last until the final."

Tunisians , Winning 33 winners against 34 forced errors, while scoring quarter-final dates with Czech Republic's Marie Boweskova, who defeated Caroline Garcia in France 7-5, 6-2.

The battle with Mertens was tough for Jabber. Mertens is often like a pitchback, and she hits almost every ball back against her, no matter how much she needs to run.

"She is a great partner. She is never easy to play her," said Jabber. "I had to dig very deep into that tiebreaker. I couldn't imagine she playing three sets against her."

Mertens had 15 winners and 24 There was an unforced error.

Tatiyana Maria's amazing journey confuses Latvian 12th seed Elena Ostapenko with 5-7, 7-5, 7-5, and her first Grand Slam quarter. It continued until the final was reached.

The 34-year-old mother of two daughters (one born in 2013 and the other in 2021) has a second maternity leave within a year. I returned to sports from. She is ranked just 103rd in the world and has never made it beyond the second round in her last 34 Grand Slam appearances.

"I always have the belief that I can do that," Maria said. "That's why I came back after the first (maternity leave). So I came back after the second time. Otherwise, if I don't believe I can do these things, I'm here

"So I always have this belief and at the end I will do my best to continue to improve. It's also a really tough job. Let's say I'm not from anywhere. We are out of court every day. "

Maria served nine ace and made only 15 unforced errors in 57 of Ostapenko. Ostapenko was the winner and had a 52-23 advantage.

Maria then faces her German compatriot Julney Meyer, who defeated Heather Watson in England 6-2, 6-4.

Niemeyer was the winner, 22-13 behind. Both players have made 17 unforced errors.

Niemeyer, ranked 97th in the world, wasn't even eligible for Wimbledon last year.

"I have no words. I just feel it's not real," said 22-year-old Niemeyer. "I'm very happy .... It's been a great trip so far. I'm looking forward to the next match."

Bowzkova also had a second round of Grand Slam before this year's great performance. I have never made any progress beyond. She confused seventh-seeded Danielle Collins in the opening round and hasn't lost the set in the last three games.

"If I said I was in the quarter before the tournament started, I probably wouldn't believe you," Bowzkova said. "It's been a really tough trip for me since the first match. I'm feeling so many emotions. Now, just entering the quarter, it's very special to me."

Bowzkova made four unforced errors while defeating Garcia. She hit 13 winners, but Garcia had 24 winners and 25 unforced errors.

– Field-level media