Tunisian Anas Jaber will become the first Arab woman to enter a club Top ten players In the world rankings of tennis players after qualifying for the semi-finals of the Indian Wells Championships.
Jaber defeated Estonian Anett Kontaveit 7-5 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the 1,000-point tournament for the first time.
This is the 48th victory for the 27-year-old in the WTA Championships, a number that no player has achieved this season.
Anas said, “It is a dream come true, to have my name written in the top ten, this is the beginning. I know that I deserve this place for a long time, as I have been playing well, but I want to prove that I deserve to be on this list, I deserve to be on the list.” Top ten players.
Anas, who will enter the top ten list on Monday, will face Spain’s Paula Padusa in the semi-finals, in the early hours of Saturday, after she managed to eliminate the world’s 10th seed Angelique Kerber by defeating her 6-4, 7-5.
Earlier this season, the Tunisian player succeeded in becoming the first Arab woman to win a WTA title when she won the Birmingham Championship last June.
And at the beginning of this month, Anas reached the final of the Chicago Championship, which has 500 points, after she knocked out on her way to the final the first seed of the competition, Ukrainian Elina Svitolina. However, the Tunisian player lost the final to Spain’s Garbine Muguruza, by two sets to one.
Grand Slam tournaments
Anas Jaber has made great achievements in her career in the yellow ball courts Still, and perhaps her ultimate goal is to win one of the Grand Slam championships, or one of the four Grand Slams.
The Tunisian star worked hard to achieve this goal. At the Australian Open, in January 2020, she managed to reach the quarter-finals, the first Arab achievement in this competition.
On her way to reach this role, Jaber knocked out the Danish player Caroline Wozniacki, a player who had previously won the Australian Open.
At the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in July 2021, Jaber reached the quarter-finals at the expense of heavyweight champions such as American Venus Williams and Spain’s Garbine Muguruza, but she lost the quarter-final match against Belarusian Arina Sabalenka, who then won two sets in a row 6-4 and 6 -3.
Stations in Anas Jaber’s journey:
1994 – Anas Jaber was born in Monastir, Tunisia
1997 – At the age of three, Anas started playing tennis with her mother
2010 – At the age of 16, Anas travels to France and Belgium to receive training and become a professional tennis player
2011 – At the age of 17, Anas Jaber is the first Arab woman to win a Grand Slam after winning the Roland Garros Women’s Championship.
2017 – Anas Jaber among the 100 best female players in the world
2018 – Anas is among the list of the 60 best players in the world, then to the 51st place in the same year, and she also reaches the final of the Moscow Championship
2019 – Anas Jaber receives the title of Arab Woman of the Year in Sports
2021 – On the 2nd of October, Anas is first in the world (girls) of the year in terms of the number of victories, with 44 wins