BEIJING — Ons Jabeur continued her profitable methods on the China Open, defeating 19-year-old Osaka champion Ashlyn Krueger 6-3, 6-4 within the first spherical.
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The World No.7 endured a fast two-day turnaround from her title run in Ningbo final week to increase her win streak to 6 matches.
“Yeah, was an amazing match for me,” Jabeur stated. “I feel I performed the following era. She’s a very good participant. I feel she’s going to be one of many prime gamers sooner or later.”
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Jabeur stored a tidy stat sheet to notch the victory, hitting 19 winners to 17 unforced errors. Krueger’s struck 18 winners however misfired on 34 unforced errors.
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“I feel the courts are a bit sooner right here,” Jabeur stated when requested to check the circumstances to Ningbo. “The circumstances, weather-wise, I feel it is higher right here. It was too humid in Ningbo. I feel it is a bonus to me.
“I used to be making an attempt to adapt a little bit bit to the balls and the courts. I feel with good fingers, that is a little bit little bit of a bonus that I can have.”
Jabeur will face Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk within the second spherical.
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