After defeating the Czech Maria Bozkova, ranked 66th within the WTA rankings, the “Minister of Happiness”, as she is nicknamed in Tunisia, turned the primary Arab participant to succeed in the semi-finals of a Grand Slam match, and the second African participant to realize the identical achievement after South African Amanda. Coetzer at Wimbledon in 1997, and continued her successful streak on grass, reaching the tenth victory in a row this 12 months.
Jaber gained the match after being behind by a set of zero in opposition to Bozkova (6-3), however returned within the second and third units with a power (6-1) and (6-1) to determine the match in two units to 1.
On Thursday, Anas Jaber, who made an inspiring profession on the yellow ball, will meet German participant Tatiana Maria, ranked 103 on the planet, within the semi-finals of the match, hoping to succeed in the ultimate and win her third title this 12 months, after the Madrid periods in Might and Berlin final June. .
Anas Jaber, who rose final June to second place on the planet as the most effective rating for an Arab and African tennis participant in historical past, mentioned that she is proud to succeed in the semi-finals for the primary time in her recommendation, including that she is trying ahead greater than earlier than to win her first titles within the “Grand Slam”, regardless of The problem of the anticipated confrontation that may carry her collectively together with her pal Tatiana Maria, she mentioned.
“Will probably be tough for me to play in opposition to my pal Tatiana Maria. I like her very a lot and her household is absolutely fantastic. She is a really shut pal to me. I’m pleased for her as a result of she is within the spherical earlier than,” the 28-year-old Tunisian added in statements to the media after successful the quarter-finals. The ultimate, which is likely one of the examples that I hope all of the gamers sit up for as a result of she actually struggled to play and win the Grand Slams.”
The Tunisian star added, “The match is not going to be straightforward in any respect, however I aspire to win and I’ll work onerous for that, a brand new and necessary achievement in my profession.”
Anas Jaber had beforehand met Tatiana Maria on 3 events, throughout which she gained on two events, in 2014 and 2018, whereas she misplaced in a single confrontation in 2017.
The victory of Anas Jaber and reaching the semi-finals was probably the most outstanding occasion within the media and within the sports activities area in Tunisia, the place Tunisians rejoiced in what they thought-about an “distinctive outstanding march” in a rustic that has been residing on the influence of political, social and financial crises lately.
The Tunisian participant’s profession acquired nice interplay on the communication platforms, and nice reward within the sports activities newspapers, as her photographs topped the entrance pages of probably the most outstanding native media.
And the each day newspaper “Al-Shorouk” mentioned in a report entitled: “By qualifying for the Wimbledon semi-finals: a historic achievement for Anas Jaber,” that the Tunisian star “succeeded as soon as once more in creating happiness within the hearts of Tunisians and wrote historical past by qualifying for the semi-finals of the Wimbledon Open, offering a beautiful efficiency inside an hour.” And 47 minutes to win the guess and honor the Arabs and Africans.”
As for “Al-Sabah” each day newspaper, it devoted lots of area to highlighting “a miraculous journey and a historic qualification for the Arab tennis icon”.
And the newspaper wrote, “The 12 months 2022 appears miraculous for Anas Jaber, who continued her sturdy performances and wrote a brand new chapter of brilliance and success, ready to proceed the dream and qualify for the ultimate after assembly the German Tatiana Maria.”
The Tunisian Ministry of Sports activities congratulated Anas Jaber on reaching the semi-finals of Wimbledon, contemplating that what the Minister of Happiness achieved is an inspiring expertise for all younger folks in Tunisia.
Anas Jaber has to date held 3 titles in her skilled profession, the primary of which was in 2021 within the Birmingham Championship, earlier than she topped this 12 months within the Berlin and Madrid championships, whereas she reached the daytime spherical of the Rome Open.
Jaber’s expertise in tennis is really inspiring, as her love story for the yellow recreation started when she was 4 years previous, when she accompanied her mom, Samira Al-Hashfi, an beginner tennis participant, to the coaching grounds.
The woman was performing the mission of the College of Balls, earlier than her ardour for the sport grew, and on the age of 9 she started to refine her expertise inside the tennis membership in Hammam Sousse (heart), then made her means steadily after reaching 13 years, the place her greatest achievement was within the French “Roland Garros” match for younger girls in 2011, and she or he was not over 16 years previous on the time.
In 2012, the star participated within the first tournaments in her skilled profession, by collaborating within the Qatar Open.
In 2017, Anas Jaber entered the listing of the highest 100 skilled tennis gamers on the planet, however she achieved a rocket rise within the worldwide rankings to turn out to be in June of this 12 months the second greatest participant on the planet.