Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur and Russia’s Daniil Medvedev sailed through their first-round matches at the 2023 US Open, showcasing their prowess on the court.
Ons Jabeur, aiming for her maiden Grand Slam title, overcame an initial scare to secure victory against Colombia’s Camila Osorio. Jabeur triumphed 7-5, 7-6 (7/4) on Louis Armstrong Stadium. Despite a tense start, where Jabeur cited difficulty breathing, she rallied and received medical treatment during the first set. Her determined play helped her clinch the set and maintain a strong position in the second. After a brief setback, Jabeur managed to win the tie break, setting up a clash with Linda Noskova in the next round.
In a swift and dominant display, third-seeded Daniil Medvedev powered past Hungary’s Attila Balazs with an impressive 6-1, 6-1, 6-0 victory. The 2021 US Open champion’s 74-minute match was characterized by 41 winners. Medvedev’s masterful performance highlighted his skill on the court. Looking ahead, he awaits the outcome of an all-Australian match between Max Purcell and Christopher O’Connell for a spot in the next round.
These commanding victories in the opening round of the US Open underline Jabeur and Medvedev’s determination to shine in the tournament and continue their pursuit of success on the Grand Slam stage.
Re-reported from the article originally published in News9 Live