World No. 5 Ons Jabeur will face off the in-form Caroline Garcia on Thursday as US Open Tennis comes down to the semi-finals. Here we have Ons Jabeur vs Caroline Garcia start time, preview, head-to-head, and prediction.
- Competition: US Open Tennis 2022 Grand Slam
- Fixture: Ons Jabeur (5) vs Caroline Garcia (17)
- Round: Semi-Final
- Date: Thursday, 8 Sept.
- Start Time: 7:00 pm ET
- Venue: Arthur Ashe Stadium, Flushing Meadows
Ons Jabeur vs Caroline Garcia Preview:
The Tunisian star Ons Jabeur beat Ajla Tomljanovic in the quarter-finals straight to reach her first semi-finals in the US Open. She took the first set by 6-4 points. Though the Aussie fought hard in the second set to send it to a tie-break, Jabeur bested her to win the match by 6-4, 7-6 (4) sets.
Ons Jabeur, welcome to the #USOpen semifinals! pic.twitter.com/a8xDXlvTiM
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 6, 2022
World no. 5 has been impressive this season and in the tournament. She won the Madrid Masters this year. In the US Open, she only dropped a single set in five matches so far – against Shelby Rogers in the third round. The 28-year-old will look to reach back-to-back Grand Slam finals – after finishing as the runner-up in the Wimbledon 2022.
On the other hand, the 17th seed Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia has been in an insane form lately. She has come into the tournament winning the Cincinnati Masters, beating the likes of Maria Sakkari, Jessica Pegula, Aryna Sabalenka, and Petra Kvitova.
Caroline Garcia didn’t drop a single set and play a tie-break in the US Open. She dominated every match and won all five matches in straight sets. The Frenchwoman took care of the 12th seed Coco Gauff in 6-3, 6-4 sets to reach her first-ever Grand Slam semi-final.
Caroline Garcia rolls into the #USOpen semifinals! pic.twitter.com/w50c4vny3L
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 7, 2022
Ons Jabeur is 2-0 up against Caroline Garcia in their two head-to-head meetings. They met for the first time in the 2019 US Open, with Jabeur winning by 7-6 (8), 6-2 sets.
The most recent meeting was at the 2020 Australian Open. Garcia took the opening set but gave away 1-6, 6-2, and 6-3 sets.
Jabeur vs Garcia Prediction
The 17th seed Caroline Garcia is the favorite in the sportsbooks against the world no. 5 Ons Jabeur in the US Open semi-finals. Yes, you’ve read that right!
The Frenchwoman has been in impressive form, on a 13-match winning streak, coming in the US Open after clinching the Cincinnati Masters and taking down big names. Moreover, the 28-year-old has yet to drop a set in the tournament.
Though Ons Jabeur has the h2h record on her side, it would be difficult for her to stop Caroline Garcia. With Garcia looking unbeatable at the moment and having made major improvements strategically, she has a bigger chance of winning. Caroline Garcia in three sets.