Last Updated: January 19, 2023, 21:46 IST
Second-seeded Ons Jabeur turned the newest prime participant to exit the Australian Open in the second spherical, overwhelmed by 86th-ranked Marketa Vondrousova 6-1, 5-7, 6-1.
Jabeur had complained of a knee drawback after her opening victory at Melbourne Park and appeared out of types for a lot of the loss in opposition to Vondrousova, which ended a bit of previous 1 a.m. on Friday.
Jabeur, who’s from Tunisia, was the runner-up at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 2022 and got here to Australia thought of a contender for what can be her first Grand Slam title.
She reached the quarterfinals in Melbourne in 2020 however missed the event a yr in the past with an injured again.
The left-handed Vondrousova reached the ultimate of the French Open as a youngster in 2019 however has by no means made it previous the fourth spherical in 17 different appearances at Grand Slam tournaments.
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