It was a very easy start to this year’s Wimbledon campaign from Tunisian Ons Jabeur who was too good against Sweden’s Mirjam Bjorklund in straight sets – 6-1, 6-3 during the Opening Round at the No.1 Court.
It’s not the quick exit Bjorklund’s gone through after the opening day of this competition. She responded well on occasions – especially later in the 2nd set when Bjorklund tried to save this tie going into the 3rd & final set decider in an outside shot to knock out Jabeur. Unfortunately, she just couldn’t match the all-round momentum that Jabeur has set up from start to finish where she fell way behind off the pace following the 1st set before she couldn’t catch up ever since.
Meanwhile, it’s good to see Jabeur firing up who just entered Wimbledon as the 3rd seed in this Women’s Singles’ draw. She showed plenty of optimism & fight with a balance of consistency that helped her wrap up an easy win v Bjorklund; She will now advance into Round 2 v Poland’s Katarzyna Zawa for Day 3 tomorrow.
There’s still a long way to go though if she wants to get past her best result at the Quater-Finals, having last made the last eight 12 months ago here which was her second grand slams finals appearance since the 2020 Australian Open. Should this happen, she can go on & have a stab in her first Semis before Jabeur hopes to capture her breakthrough moment with a grand slam trophy on her hands at age 27.