Ons Jabeur becomes first African woman to reach US Open semi-final

Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur becomes the first African tennis player in the Open era to make it into the semi-finals of the US Open at Flushing Meadows in New York.

Jabeur advanced to the last four by delivering a clinical 6-4 and 7-6 win against Australian Ajla Tomljanovic.

The Tunisian claimed a victory in a Grand Slam for the second successive major tournament following the win against Serena Williams’ conqueror Tomljanovic.

Jabeur says she hopes to inspire more tennis players from the continent.

“You know I am trying to do my job and hopefully as you said, try and inspire more players from Africa and that really means a lot to me.”

Jabeur will face France’s Caroline Garcia who crushed American Coco Gauff’s dreams of winning her first US Open and taking the mantle from retiring Serena Williams.

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