Ons Jabeur to face Garbine Muguruza in WTA Chicago final | Tennis News


WASHINGTON: Garbine Muguruza, two-time Grand Slam champion, and Tunisian Ons Jabeur qualified for the WTA Chicago Fall Classic final on Saturday with just one full set in the semi-finals.
Spain’s second-seeded Muguruza qualified for Sunday’s league game by forfeit when Tokyo’s Olympic runner-up Marketa Vondrousova retired due to injury.
Career-high sixth seed, 16th seed Jabeur beat Kazakhstan fifth seed Elena Rybakina 6-4, 3-2 when 17th seed Rybakina retired.
Muguruza, ninth in the table, chasing his second title of the year, is also aiming for a place in the WTA eight-man final. Muguruza won his eighth career WTA crown in March in Dubai.
Jabeur, who ousted seed Elina Svitolina in the quarter-finals, won her only WTA title in June in Birmingham.

Muguruza and Jabeur have separated in two previous career clashes.
Jabeur beat Muguruza in the third round at Wimbledon earlier this year. Muguruza edged out Jabeur in a third set tie-break last year in Hobart.
Jabeur improved to 2-1 against Rybakina, winning his last previous meeting in March in Dubai.
Rybakina, who was fourth in Tokyo, missed a chance to win his third WTA title after the trophies in Hobart last year and Bucharest in 2019.

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