"I will try to have fun" says Ons Jabeur on facing Anett Kontaveit
The Tunisian player demonstrated impeccable form herself, smashing qualifier Anna Kalinskaya 6-2 6-1 en route to the BNP Paribas Open quarterfinal. There she will face Anett Kontaveit who has been on a tear lately winning matches with ease even when she did not play her best. Jabeur is aware of the challenge and speaking on the upcoming clash she said:
"Expecting a very tough match- Last time we played was in Cincinnati, but now I feel like Anett is a different player, more confident right now. She's playing unbelievable. I watched her when she won the title in Ostrava. I will have to play my game. I will have to change up the rhythm."
The Tunisian player is fighting hard for points in order to secure a spot at the WTA Finals in Guadalajara. A win would be a huge step towards accomplishing that goal but Jabeur is mainly focused on having fun on the court and believing in herself. She said:
"Honestly, I will try to have fun on the court. She's been playing so good. Accepting every winner she's going to put on the court. She's an unbelievable player and a friend on tour. Such a great friend to have her. It's going to be a great battle. Whatever is going to happen, I'm going to do my best. If I win or if she wins, I'll be really happy for her."