Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka stunned world number one Ashleigh Barty to win the Madrid Open for the first time on Saturday. Sabalenka was beaten by Barty in the final in Stuttgart last month
Novak Djokovic marched effortlessly into his 50th Grand Slam quarter-final as Ons Jabeur became the first Tunisian player to make the last-eight at the All England Club, leading a host of first timers to reach the landmark
One is motivated by a significant anniversary, another rediscovered the grass is definitely greener for her form, a third is driven on by ‘brutal’ critics and the fourth, the girl with a tiger tattoo, finds herself in unknown Grand Slam territory.
Ons Jabeur will not be lifting the Wimbledon women’s singles trophy this year but she said she was “honoured” to have represented Africa with such style and gusto. Aryna Sabalenka ended Jabeur’s historic run at Wimbledon, the second-seeded
Russian second seed Daniil Medvedev marched into the US Open quarter-finals on Sunday, where a shock Dutch qualifier player will try to deny him a third straight trip to the New York semi-finals.