Ons Jabeur, despite battling illness, displayed her warrior spirit at the US Open by defeating Linda Noskova in three sets. Jabeur, last year's finalist at Flushing Meadows, fought through a challenging match to secure a 7-6(7) 4-6 6-3 victory over the 18-year-old rising star Noskova. Despite her health struggles, Jabeur expressed her determination to continue in the tournament.
Jabeur, aiming for her first major title and seeking to overcome the disappointment of her Wimbledon final defeat in July, revealed that she has been unwell since Thursday. She credited the tournament's medical staff for their assistance in managing her health and expressed hope for improvement in her condition for the next match.
In the third round, Jabeur will face Marie Bouzkova, another Czech opponent and the 31st seed.
Meanwhile, home favorite Jessica Pegula advanced comfortably by defeating Patricia Maria Tig with a score of 6-3 6-1. Pegula, seeking her first Grand Slam title, is determined to go further in the tournament this year. She acknowledged the challenging conditions of playing at night and looks forward to a competitive match against the 26th seed Elina Svitolina in the next round.