Unexpected Turn: Venus Williams' US Open Exit and Jabeur's Inspiring Win
Venus Williams, a US Open veteran, suffered an unexpected first-round defeat against Greet Minnen.
Williams' 24th appearance was cut short in a 6-1, 6-1 loss, her heaviest at the US Open since her debut.
Despite minimal preparation, Williams did not solely attribute her loss to it.
Greet Minnen showcased diverse shots and strategies that secured her victory.
Minnen's impressive performance impressed Williams, suggesting top-ranking potential.
Ons Jabeur battled physical challenges, coughing between points, but won 7-5, 7-6(7-4).
Jabeur's resilience led to her 50th grand slam singles win, despite not feeling her best.
Jabeur's next opponent is Linda Nosková, with expectations high after her triumph.
Top-ranked players like Aryna Sabalenka and Jessica Pegula secured wins.
Caroline Garcia faced defeat against China's Wang Yafan, showcasing the tournament's dynamic start.