Canada’s 13th seed, Tunisian Anas Jabiur, was knocked out of the WTA’s 1,000 – session Montreal Tournament 6-7 (5-7) by second seed Bianca Andris. 6-4, 6-1 Thursday in the eighth final.
Jaber blamed his Canadian rival at home and his fans for interrupting the match twice due to rain, and made up for his defeat in the first group with a tie-break on his way to his thirty-sixth win this season. , The second-best all-rounder behind Belarusian Arena Sabalenka, took first place in Montreal, beating Tunisia 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals, beating other Canadian Rebecca Marino.
Two years ago in Toronto, Montreal hosted the men’s tournament (1,000 points for the Masters) and the women to defend last year’s title by canceling the tournament due to the echo of the corona virus.
This is the first time a Canadian second-ranked player has played in Montreal since his previous three appearances were in Toronto.
But the 21-year-old, who was crowned champion on the American flushing meadows in 2019, will not be on the field in 2020 due to injury, ending Thursday at the hands of the first Arab player, Jafar, on June 20. Win a title in the WTA tournament by being crowned champion of the English Birmingham Tournament at the expense of Russia’s Daria Kostkina.
The 26-year-old Tunisian took two hours and 39 minutes to settle the battle with Andrescu, who injured his left leg during the eighth game of the second set, but was able to continue playing after treatment.
Jaber hopes to continue his adventure when he meets American Jessica Begula, who defeated her friend Daniel Collins 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinals.
The Tunisian had previously faced Begula once and returned to Canada in 2018, during the final price of the last edition of the Quebec tournament, which took place in a closed arena, with the American coming out on top in two teams.
For his part, Sabalenga advanced to the quarterfinals for the eighth time this season, easily beating Marino 6-1, 6-3.
Sabalenga, who won the Abu Dhabi tournament this season, lifted his title to 10 titles in 15 finals, taking just over an hour to break the 220th Canadian ban in the world. After a five-year absence from 2018 to work on his health mentality.
In her next Test, Sabalenga defeated two-time Australian Open champion, her eighth teammate Victoria Azarenka and Greek eleventh Maria Chakari 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2).
It was also the fourth quarterfinal match between Sabalenka and her teammate, with two wins and first wins (first round of flushing turf in 2018 and final of Ostrava tournament in 2020), one round of flushing turf in 2020 compared to one defeat).
After Marino, who lost his service four times during the tournament, was eliminated, then to Andres, Canada was no longer mentioned by any player in the tournament.
Britain’s Johanna Konda, who defeated third Ukrainian Elena Svitolina in the second round, was forced to retire due to a knee injury, while Wimbledon champion Czech Petra Kvitova met two-time Italian Camila Georgi, who was knocked out of the quarterfinals after missing the US Coca-Cola. He also won the title 6-4, 6-4 in 2012.
Spaniard Sarah Soribs advanced to the quarterfinals, defeating Czech Katrina Siniakova 6-7 (4-7), 6-0, 6-3, and the other Czech fourth-seeded Carolina Blechkova, who defeated American Amanda Anisimova 6-1 7-6 (10-8 ).
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