Jabeur seals third career WTA title, second of 2022 in unfortunate circumstances at bett1open Berlin as Bencic retires

No.1 seed Ons Jabeur has sealed a third career WTA title on Sunday after winning the bett1open Berlin albeit in unfortunate circumstances as Belinda Bencic had to retire due to injury.

Bencic who has been in terrific form as of late heading into the grass court season suffered an ankle injury in the final game of the opening set and although she continued for three more games, she retired at 6-3, 2-1 down.

Jabeur brought Bencic an ice bucket after retirement in terrific sportsmanship from the Tunisian towards her final opponent and friend off the court.

She becomes the only player other than World No.1, Iga Swiatek and Beatriz Haddad Maia to claim multiple titles on the WTA Tour this season and will now move up to World No.3 on Monday with likely odds shortening for her to be crowned Wimbledon champion given her current form.

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