WATCH: “I’m really sorry,” Martina Trevisan apologizes to Ons Jabeur after defeating her in the Guadalajara Open 

This was a second meeting between the two players and Martian Trevisan leveled the scores.


WATCH: “I’m really sorry,” Martina Trevisan apologizes to Ons Jabeur after defeating her in the Guadalajara Open 

Ons Jabeur, Martina Trevisan (Images via Sky Sports, X)

Italian tennis player, Martina Trevisan apologized to Ons Jabeur as she beat the Tunisian tennis ace in the third round of the WTA Guadalajara Open to knock her out of the tournament. Trevisan also said that she admires Jabeur a lot for her personality and heaped praise on the Tunisian for her fighting spirit. 

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Notably, Trevisan came back from a set behind to win against the World No.7. She beat Jabeur who entered the tournament as the top seed, 6-7, 7-5, 6-3. With this win, Trevisan also leveled her head-to-head record against Jabeur 1-1. This was the World No.54’s second first Top 10 victory as the Italian had defeated Maria Sakkari at the United Cup in January.

While the last meeting between the two players, in Charleston in 2021 ended with a win in straight sets for Jabeur, Trevisan survived the humiliation yet again as she fought back after losing the first set. And hence, she was over the moon as she spoke during her on-court interview. Trevisan started by thanking the crowd and then proceeded to talk about her opponent. 

“It was an incredible match. I admire Ons as a player, but more as a person. I like her so much. She’s always smiling. She’s a big fighter. I’m really sorry for her today. Tennis is like this. There’s just 1 winner. Tonight is my night,” said the Italian. 

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Martina Trevisan cruises to second WTA 1000 Quarterfinals while Ons Jabeur’s search for a second title in 2023 continues

With this win over Ons Jabeur, Martina Trevisan entered into the quarterfinals at the WTA Guadalajara Open. This is Trevisan’s second quarterfinal qualification at a WTA 1000 event. The Italian had also made it to the quarterfinals of the Miami Open where she lost to Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina. Nevertheless, the Italian would hope to go the distance this time around as she prepares to face Danielle Collins in the quarterfinals.

Ons Jabeur Martina Trevisan
Martina Trevisan, Ons Jabeur (Images via Super Tennis, The Guardian)

On the other hand, Ons Jabeur continues to search for her second singles title this year. The Tunisian won the title in Charleston this year after defeating Belinda Bencic in the final. Jabeur was so close to winning her first major title as she reached the second consecutive finals at The Championships. However, while Elena Rybakina spilled water on her plans in 2021, it was Marketa Vondrousova’s turn this time.

Jaebur would consider herself unlucky because a Grand Slam title has eluded her despite playing some high-quality tennis. Apart from reaching two consecutive finals at The Championships, the Tunisian made it to the quarterfinals at Roland Garros, her best-ever performance at the tournament. However, she lost momentum after Wimbledon as Jabeur has qualified for only one quarterfinals, at the Cincinnati Masters. Meanwhile, she had a second-round exit in San Diego and now a third-round exit here in Mexico.

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