Ons Jabeur made history on the grass courts of Wimbledon on Tuesday, becoming the first Arab or North African woman to reach a grand slam semifinal.
The world No. 3 came back from a set down to defeat Marie Bouzková 3-6 6-1 6-1 on Centre Court.
But, after making it to the final four, she admitted that it had been a long time coming for her.
“I was hoping that I could get to this stage for a long time already. I struggled a few times in the quarterfinal,” Jabeur told the media afterwards.
“I was talking a little bit to (former world No. 22) Hicham Arazi, and he told me: ‘Arabs always lose in the quarterfinals and we are sick of it. Please break this.’ I was like: ‘I’ll try, my friend’ … We were just texting, and he was really happy. He was like: ‘Thank you for finally making the semifinal. Now, you can really go and get the title.'”
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