The final game of the Chicago American Tournament, one of 500 tournaments according to the Women’s Tennis Association classification, will bring together Tunisian Anas Jaber and Spaniard Garbine Mugurosa, two-time winner of a Grand Slam tournament, on Sunday.
Mugurusa, the second seed in the tournament, booked her ticket to the final without making it to the semi-finals after her Czech opponent, Marketa Vondrosova, runner-up in the Tokyo Olympics, withdrew due to an injury.
For her part, Jaber, ranked sixth in the tournament, hadn’t suffered much to qualify for the final after the withdrawal of Kazakh fifth seed Elena Rybakina due to injury, while the result showed the Arab player 6-4 and 3- 2 progressed. .
Mugurosa aims to take her second title this year and qualify for an eighth position to compete in the Final Masters Women’s Championship at the end of this year, knowing she had won her eighth title in her career after winning the Dubai Tournament last March.
On the other hand, Jaber, who overthrew first-ranked Ukrainian Elina Svitolina in the quarter-finals, is hoping to take her second title in her professional career after opening her balance sheet in Birmingham in her best season in June and the Wimbledon quarter-finals. , knowing that she reached the same round in Australia in year 2020.
Jaber, who is 16th in the WTA rankings, the highest in her career, scored her 44th win in 2021 against Rybakina.
Jaber and Mugurosa had already met twice before, and a tie prevails between them, after the Tunisian avenged her loss to Spain in the Australian Hobart tournament last year by winning the third round of the British Wimbledon Championships earlier this year.
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