Tunisian tennis player Ons Jabeur defeated Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko 6-3, 6-3 after 1h27 minutes of play in the second round of the WTA 500 tournament in Charleston. The world number 5 will face either Linda Fruhvirtova or Caroline Dolehide.
Our Jabeur He left behind a huge 2022, achieved great results and became among the best in the world. Last season he won the championship WTA Madrid and Berlin. In addition, he played in the final Wimbledon, US Open, Charleston and Roma. Among other notable weeks, he reached the quarterfinals in Sydney, Dubai, Doha, Stuttgart, San Jose and Monastir. So far his 2023 has been bad news as he made it to the semi-finals Adelaideanother round in Australian Open and a knee injury forced him to spend a few months outside. Returning, he reached inside the second bike Indian Wells and fell on top of the first one Miami.
Lesia Tsureko At 33, he’s still very competitive, occupying the Top 100 in the world and looking for regularity. Last season she didn’t win any titles and her best weeks were the WTA quarterfinals Eastbourne, Budapest and Portorož. He had a very good start to the year, qualifying at the Australian Open and reaching the final Hua Hinskip the previous step Merida, Monterrey, Indian Wells (where he made it to the third round) and Miami Open. In Charleston debuted with a great win Paula Ormaechea.
Jabeur sets conditions for his debut
Ons Jabeur and Lesia Tsurenko face cross in the second round WTA 500 de Charleston.
In a fast, powerful and completely authoritarian start, the Tunisian showed all his strength to start with a double break and a sharp 5-0 count. That’s when the Ukrainian was encouraged to take risks, able to hurt serve and forehand, and managed to maintain 0-40 and triple set point. Motivated, fired up and with a good attitude, Tsurenko brought one break. However, Jabeur had another chance to seal it with his pass and left no doubt that he would go ahead 6-3 in 41 minutes.
In another frantic start, with long points, long games and both giving their all, Ons got two breaks to one to come out unscathed. Afterwards, Lesia liked the service, showed a lot of focus and encouraged herself to apply for more. However, Jabeur was in control from the serve, gave up a few places and managed to advance 6-3, 6-3 after 1h27min.