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Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur advance into fourth round of Wimbledon

LONDON: Tunisia’s third seed Ons Jabeur on Friday advanced into the fourth round of Wimbledon.

Jabeur, 27, dominated the early exchanges and that set the platform for a 6-2, 6-3 win over French teenager Diane Parry on Centre Court.

Jabeur threatened to bagel Parry as she led 5-0 in the opening set but the 19-year-old made a fight of the contest.

Jabeur faces 2018 champion Angelique Kerber or Elise Mertens next.

Latvian 12th seed Jelena Ostapenko, who came from a set down to beat Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu 3-6 6-1 6-1.

It marks the first time she has reached the last 16 of a Grand Slam since her 2018 run to the Wimbledon semi-finals.

Former French Open champion Ostapenko will face Greece’s fifth seed Maria Sakkari or Tatjana Maria of Germany next.

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