Anas Jaber, first Arab and African in the “Grand Slam” final… The US State Department congratulates

Tunisian tennis player Anas Jaber The first Arab and the first African in the professional era to reach the final of a major tennis tournament, she reached the final of the World Tennis Championship WimbledonOn Thursday, she beat Germany’s Tatiana Maria 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.

Jaber, 27, ranked second in the world, will look to claim the first major championship of her career on Saturday, when she faces 18th seeded Romania Simona Halep and 2019 champion, or Kazakhstan’s 23rd Elena Rybakina.

After the match, Jaber said, “I’m proud to be a Tunisian woman here,” after becoming the first Arab to reach the final of a major women’s and men’s tournament.

On Thursday, the US State Department congratulated the Tunisian tennis player, Anas JaberBy reaching the championship final, Wimbledonthe third championshipsGrand Slam

In a tweet on Twitter, the ministry’s Near East department celebrated Anas as “the first Arab-African woman to reach a final Grand Slam“.