On the eve of this year’s Roland-Garros, Ons Jabeur said she is finding her groove again after a difficult start to the year that saw her miss the Middle East swing with an unspecified health issue and a more recent a calf injury that denied her a chance to defend her Madrid title.
On Tuesday, the No.7 seed looked much more like her usual self as she saw off a talented opponent in Lucia Bronzetti of Italy, winning through 6-4, 6-1.
Beaten in the first round 12 months ago after arriving in Paris with hopes of winning the title, there were some obvious nerves at times. But Jabeur's class told as she clinched victory in one hour, 10 minutes.
Jabeur now awaits one of two Frenchwomen, Selena Janicijevic or Oceane Dodin, in the last 64.