Ons Jabeur, the no. 2 seed, lost in the second round of the Australian Open.

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The main outcome on day four at the 2023 Australian Open was Ons Jabeur’s round-of-64 loss. In the final match of the day at the Rod Laver Arena, Marketa Vondrousova defeated the second seed 6-1, 5-7, 6-1 in an hour and 42 minutes.

The Tunisian never appeared at ease throughout the contest, and although she won the second set, it had more to do with her opponent’s lowering of the bar than it did with her overcoming the loss of the first set. Five serves were broken in that set alone, three of them in a row at one point as neither player seemed to be able to hold it.

In the ninth game, Jabeur attempted to serve for the set but was broken. After breaking the Czech’s serve in the 12th game in an effort to stay in it, she eventually won the set.

At the Australian Open, Ons Jabeur performs poorly.

Vondrousova started the first and third sets with a service break despite dropping the second set.

Jabeur’s increasing error count throughout was helpful to the southpaw in addition to helping her discover winners for herself. The first set was won by Vondrousova in just 24 minutes, while the second set took just 26 minutes to complete. However, she was unable to serve out the match in the sixth game of the decider due to a break on her opponent’s serve in the seventh game.

Compared to her opponent’s 17, Jabeur had 10 more victories. She did, however, make 50 unforced mistakes, 26 more than Vondrousova did in 24. Vondrousova won 65% of the points on return on her second serve due to the higher-ranked player’s error-prone performance.

Jabeur scored 77 points in the final round, compared to Vondrousova’s 93. In the morning session, American qualifier Katie Volynets defeated ninth seed Veronika Kudermetova to go to the second round.

Volynets triumphed 6-4, 2-6, 6-2. The higher-ranked athletes that advanced to the third round of the Australian Open were fourth seed Caroline Garcia and fifth seed Aryna Sabalenka. Leylah Fernandez was upset by Garcia 7-6(5), 7-5.

Shelby Rogers was defeated by Sabalenka 6-3, 6-1.