Jabeur beats Halep to reach Madrid Open semis


MADRID — Eighth-seeded Ons Jabeur reached her second WTA 1000 semifinal on Wednesday by defeating two-time Madrid Open champion Simona Halep 6-3, 6-2.

“It is by no means straightforward to play Simona,” mentioned Jabeur, who misplaced to Halep in Dubai earlier this 12 months. “Actually pleased with the truth that I took my revenge. I can see that I am progressing in my sport and in different stuff. I hope I can proceed with this stage to play the opposite matches.”

The Twenty first-ranked Halep had 20 unforced errors and solely eight winners.

Jabeur will subsequent face Ekaterina Alexandrova, who defeated American Amanda Anisimova 6-4, 6-3.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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