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Jabeur first African tennis player to reach US Open semi finals

Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur has become the first African and Arab female tennis player to reach the semi-finals of the US Open.

Jabeur, who also claimed a notable first in July as the first woman from Africa to reach the final at Wimbledon, sealed a 6-4, 7-6 win over Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old will now face Caroline Garcia in the semi-finals after the in-form 17th-seed dispatched the 18-year-old Coco Gauff 6-3, 6-4 in Tuesday’s other quarter-final.

Writing by Marian Benjamin