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Thursday, June 1, 2017

2017 French Open Women's Singles - Jabeur first Arab woman in Slam third round Wednesday May 31,2017

 Ons Jabeur became the first Arab woman to reach the third round of a Grand Slam on Wednesday May 31,2017, but admitted her success has caused a dilemma for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.


The 22-year-old Tunisian, ranked at 114, defeated sixth seed Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 6-4, 6-3 at the French Open, having earned her place in the main draw as a 'lucky loser' after being beaten in qualifying

Jabeur, who was the French Open girls' champion in 2011, goes on to face Swiss 30th seed and 2015 semi-finalist Timea Bacsinszky for a place in the last 16.

"I am very happy to reach the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time," added Jabeur, who proudly waved a Tunisian flag on Court Suzanne Lenglen. 

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