Ons Jabeur stunned Caroline Garcia in the first semi-final earlier in the day, crushing her 6-1, 6-3 to halt the Frenchwoman’s hot streak and advance her to her second Grand Slam final of the year.
Garcia had not lost a set in getting to the final four, but she encountered trouble right away when Jabeur broke her in the first game and won the first set in a blazing 23 minutes with six aces and 11 winners.
Garcia entered her maiden Grand Slam semi-final with a 13-match winning streak, but she was unable to use the weapon she relied on the most, her huge serve, and she never gained any traction.
Known as Tunisia’s “Minister of Happiness,” Jabeur, the first Arab woman to reach a Grand Slam final at Wimbledon this year, yelled in celebration as she sent an errant serve over the net to secure the victory.
After Wimbledon, there was a lot of pressure on her, and she stated, “It feels wonderful. I’m so glad that I can back up my results.”
“The hard court season got off to a rough start, but now I’m glad I made it to the finals here,” the player said.