Tunisia's Ons Jabeur lifted the spirits of an entire continent as she became the first Arab and first African woman to reach the Wimbledon final.
Ons Jabeur overcame veteran Vera Zvonareva 6-2 2-6 7-5 in a centre court thriller on Tuesday to reach the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Ons Jabeur will become the first Arab player to crack the top 10 of the world rankings after reaching the Indian Wells semi-finals.
"I asked my coach to come on court as I had too many negative thoughts I wanted to get rid of. He directed me with very good tactic points," Jabeur told Egypt Today.
Tunisian Ons Jabeur became the first Arab woman to reach the third round of a Grand Slam singles tournament.