Final Up to date: October 08, 2022, 09:43 IST
World quantity two Ons Jabeur failed in her bid to land the first-ever WTA event to be held in her homeland Tunisia when she misplaced 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to American Claire Liu in Monastir on Friday.
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High seed Jabeur went into the quarter-finals in irrepressible kind having dropped simply 9 video games in her earlier two matches towards the American Ann Li then the Russian Evgeniya Rodina.
However she was handed a shock defeat by Liu, ranked 71 locations under her, who got here into the event in good kind. The 22-year-old from California reached the quarter-finals in Tokyo in mid-September and was a finalist in Rabat in Might.
Liu broke Jabeur’s first service recreation and held on to that benefit to take the opening set.
The Tunisian favorite managed simply 45 per cent on her first serves however, regardless of additional issues within the second, bounced again to degree the match.
The errors continued within the third set – each gamers clocking 51 unforced errors within the match – with Liu edging the Wimbledon and US Open runner-up.
Within the semi-finals, Liu will face Belgian Elise Mertens who wanted two hours to put on down the 21-year-old Japanese participant Moyuka Uchijima 6-0, 3-6, 6-4.
The opposite semi-final will pit Frenchwoman Alize Cornet towards Twelfth-ranked Russian Veronika Kudermetova.