Ons Jabeur will take on Nao Hibino in the Quarter-finals of the WTA MUSC Health Women’s Open 2021. Jabeur is currently the World no.27 on the WTA rankings and Hibino is the World no.88.
- Tournament: WTA MUSC Health Women’s Open 2021
- Match: Ons Jabeur vs Nao Hibino
- Round: Quarter-Finals
- Date: 16th April, 2021
- PrizeMoney: $ 5,800
- Venue: Charleston, USA
- Surface: Clay Court
Ons Jabeur vs Nao Hibino: Match Preview
‘One step at a time, don’t get ahead of yourself’, this is what Ons Jabeur will be telling herself as she moves into the quarter-finals of the Charlton 2. Up against qualifier Alicia Parks, Jabeur exuded confidence and class as she dismantled her American opponent in straight sets 6-4 6-0.
She will next come up against Nao Hibino. Hibino beat her compatriot Misaki Doi in the first round, she won 7-5 5-7 6-6 via walk over. In the second round she beat American Francesca Di Lorenzo 6-4 6-3.
Ons Jabeur vs Nao Hibino: Head-to-Head
These two players have met just once on the tour before, last year at the French Open. Jabeur won that contest in straight sets 7-6 6-4, so he leads the head to head 1-0.
Ons Jabeur vs Nao Hibino: Prediction
There is no question that Jabeur has improved her game on clay massively. Last year, he had reached the fourth-round of the French Open and in the just concluded Charleston Open she had reached the Semi-finals. On the way she took out new up-coming talent Coco Gauff and also experienced clay court specialists like Alize Cornet.
Hibino plays her best tennis on clay. Last year she reached the Semi-finals of the clay court event in Strasbourg. On her way she beat Sloane Stephens in the round of thirty-two and Former French Open Champion Jeļena Ostapenko in the Quarter-finals. Following that, she made it to the second round of the French Open 2020. But, try as she might, Hibino will not be able to compete with Jabeur, who is in a different level of form at the moment.
Match Prediction: Ons Jabeur will beat Nao Hibino in straight sets.