By Bill Scott
Polish outsider Magda Linette handed Tunisia’s on-form clay ace Ons Jabeur a 3-6, 7-6(4), 7-5 exit in the Roland Garros first round on Sunday as she sent the Madrid champion home on opening day.
Sixth-ranked Jabeur, a pacesetter for Arab tennis, was a week removed from her Rome final, which she lost to world No. 1 Iga Swiatek.
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Linette, No. 56, owns a pair of minor titles but has never been past the third round at a Grand Slam.
The Pole withstood 10 aces off her opponent’s racquet while breaking Jabeur four times in the two-and-a-half-hour clay fightback.
Main photo:- Magda Linette celebrates first round win – by WTATennis.com