Anas Jaber after the historic victory
Anas Jaber after the historic victory

Tunisian tennis player Anas Jaber wrote history, by reaching the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament, on Sunday morning.

By her victory in the round of 16, Jaber became the first Arab player in history to reach the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam championship, and the first Arab player between the sexes to reach this role, since the Egyptian Ismail Al-Shafi’i, who reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon in 1974.

And Jaber, 25, won a landslide victory over her Chinese rival, Wang Xiang, by two clean groups (7-6, 6-1), to reach the quarter-finals of the major championship.

The Chinese Wang Amazed the world of tennis a few days ago, directed by the American tennis legend Serena Williams in the third round.

Anas Jaber, ranked 78 in the world, continued her brilliance in the Australian Open tennis, had directed the Danish Caroline Wozniacki, in a match that came as a sad farewell to the former world number one, because it is the last in her career after last December announced her retirement from playing with the end of the Australian championship.

Anas Jaber had achieved her best results in the world of yellow ball in both the Roland Garros 2017 and the Flushing Meadows 2019 when she reached the third round of both championships.