By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Last year’s quarter-finalist Ons Jabeur is through to the third round with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over lucky loser Anna Karolina Schmiedlova.
The Tunisian defeated the Russian without breaking much sweat in 67 minutes.
The 27th seed had given it a fight to conquer her last opponent Petkovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 to move to the second round.
The first Arab woman to get to a Grand Slam quarter final, now has a hurdle to climb as she goes head to head with Japanese and former Australian Open winner, Naomi Osaka in the next round.
Third seed Osaka cruised to a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Caroline Garcia was in the same WTA Rising Stars event in 2015 as Jabeur.
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