No. 56 Magda Linette stunned No. 6 seed Ons Jabeur, bouncing the Tunisian star in the first round of the French Open Sunday.
The Polish underdog outlasted Jabeur in the two-and-a-half-hour battle, notching a 3-6, 7-6(4), 7-5 three-set win.
Incroyable 🙌🇵🇱 @MagdaLinette STUNS World No.6 Jabeur 3-6, 7-6(4), 7-5 on opening day in Paris!#RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/gy1SKFugC4— wta (@WTA) May 22, 2022
Incroyable 🙌🇵🇱 @MagdaLinette STUNS World No.6 Jabeur 3-6, 7-6(4), 7-5 on opening day in Paris!#RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/gy1SKFugC4
Linette was only 2-16 against Top 10 opponents heading into Sunday’s contest, falling to Jabeur in the third round of the French Open last year. The unseeded Pole played clean tennis to overcome the No. 6 seed, registering 35 unforced errors to Jabeur’s 47.
Jabeur has been dominant on dirt up until Sunday’s upset, winning a tour-leading 17 matches on clay in 2022.
“I am just happy I managed to fight for every single point,” said Linette following the match, acknowledging the challenge Jabeur presented on clay.
Linette now advances to the second round, where she will face the winner of Martina Trevisan and Harriet Dart.