Iga Swiatek and Novak Djokovic, who were among the few players not to be hampered by the rain-related disruption to their schedule, will play their Wimbledon third round matches on Sunday on Center Court on the seventh day of the tournament.

Andrey Rublev will open the program on Center Court. On court n°1, the day will begin with Jessica Pegula, followed by Jannik Sinner, before a women’s draw clash between Victoria Azarenka and Elina Svitolina.

Jabeur snatches her place in the round of 16

Ons Jabeur, ranked 6th in the world and a finalist last year, qualified for the round of 16 at Wimbledon on Saturday night, snatching victory from Canada’s Bianca Andreescu (ranked 50th) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. “I have to thank the rain: it gave me a chance to have a chat with my coach,” admitted the 28-year-old Tunisian, who will face the Czech Petra Kvitova (9th), a two-time winner (2011 and 2014), for a place in the quarters.

A sudden downpour interrupted the matches, including the one between Andreescu and Jabeur on court n°1, when the Canadian was leading 6-3, 3-6, 3-2. The match resumed once the roof was closed. “I didn’t play my best match, but I was playing against a Grand Slam champion and she didn’t make it easy for me,” Jabeur pointed out, referring to Andreescu’s title at the 2019 US Open. “Her bunts and slices bothered me a lot… Now I know how it feels!” added the Tunisian, well known for the variety of her game and the effectiveness of her own drop shots and slices.

The first Arab player to reach the quarter-finals of a Major (Australia 2020), Jabeur has since been a finalist at Wimbledon and last year’s US Open, but is still chasing a Grand Slam title.

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