The 25th racket of the world, Croat Donna Vekic, lost to Tunisia representative Ons Jabeur, who occupies the 56th line in the WTA rating, with a 4/6, 6/7 (9) score at the start of the tournament in Dubai.
The match lasted 1 hour and 53 minutes. During this time, the 22-year-old Vekic performed one Ace, made a mistake five times in filing and sold three break points, while the 24-year-old Jabeur filed four times, made six double mistakes and made four breaks.
Previously, the score in personal meetings was 1: 1. In the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Jabeur will fight with the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina.