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Anas Zafar qualified for the fourth round with an easy win over French player Diane Barry


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World number two Anas Zabiur of Tunisia eased past French rival Diane Barry on Friday to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon for the third time in four Grand Slams. Jaber needed just 68 minutes to overcome the 77th-ranked Barry in two sets 6-2, 6-3.

won Tunisian Anas Jaber In the third round on Friday, the world number two easily defeated Diane Parry of France 6-2, 6-3. English Wimbledon ChampionshipsThird Grand Slam in tennis, and qualified for the fourth round.

Jaber, seeded third in the tournament, needed 68 minutes to overcome her opponent’s hurdles to set up a next-round meeting with 15th-ranked German Angelique Gerber, the 2018 champion, or 24th-ranked Belgian Elise Mertens.

Jafar, who hit hard at the start of the match, stormed to a 5-0 lead in the first set to finish 6-2 in his favor in 39 minutes.

The Frenchwoman fought back in the second set to level the tie at 3-3 before Jaber broke her serve in the seventh game to go up 4-3 before winning the next two games to seal her advantage in 29 minutes.

“I played a good match, it’s not easy to play against young talent,” said the 19-year-old Barry-like Zafar.

The Tunisian, who is unbeaten in three matches so far, said: “He started well in a well-prepared tournament in Berlin,” referring to his second June 19 crown in the German capital. For him on grass courts in his professional career after his debut at Birmingham English last year.

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Zafar reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon last year, his best finish at a major, as well as reaching the same role at the Australian Open in 2020.

France 24/AFP

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