Absent in Melbourne last year due to a back injury, Ons Jabeur was not in good shape on Thursday. During the match, she seemed to suffer against the Czech, her protected knee not boding well. Aged 23, the former Roland-Garros finalist did not go overboard, winning her two sets leaving only one game to Jabeur each time. The Tunisian may have held on, she ended up giving in.
In the first round, she had already struggled against Tamara Zidansek whom she had eliminated in three rounds. Ons Jabeur had not hidden her physical condition and revealed that she was not at 100% of her means. However, she thought she would ignore it. It did not work. It disappears from the bottom of the table. Part of a painting by a certain Caroline Garcia.