Garcia ready to lock horns with Jabeur in semi-finals of US Open



Caroline Garcia is relishing the opportunity to end a six-match losing streak stretching back to junior level when she faces Ons Jabeur in the semi-finals of the US Open on Thursday.

The in-form Frenchwoman advanced to the last four of a Grand Slam for the first time on Tuesday with a comprehensive 6-3, 6-4 victory over 12th-seeded American teenager Coco Gauff at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The win leaves 17th seed Garcia facing a familiar foe in the shape of Tunisia’s fifth seed Jabeur in the semi-finals.

The two women have met six times in major championships — four times as juniors and twice as professionals — and Jabeur has won all six encoun-ters.

Their first meeting came in the semi-finals of the junior French Open in 2010, when Jabeur prevailed in straight sets. Their most recent meeting occurred at the 2020 Australian Open, where again Jabeur was the victor. “It was —APP


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