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The Tunisian Ons Jabeur (4th in the world) took advantage of the abandonment through injury in the final of the Swiss Belinda Bencic (17th) to win the WTA 500 tournament in Berlin on Sunday.
Jabeur led 6-3, 2-1 when Bencic, injured in her left ankle on a slip just before the first set ball, retired due to too much pain after less than an hour of play. Ons Jabeur , after becoming the first player in the Arab world to win a WTA 1000 in Madrid last May, won her third title at the age of 27. She is gaining confidence as Wimbledon approaches, which begins on June 27 and of which she was a quarter-finalist in 2021.
« The most important thing to me is that she’s okay “said the Tunisian who immediately helped her opponent by applying ice to her ankle after her retirement.
« She would’ve pushed me to three sets today “, added Jabeur about an opponent, two years his junior but who was playing in the German capital his 15th final on the circuit.