'Definite first': Tennis trailblazer vomits before historic moment

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Ons Jabuer (pictured right) vomiting on Centre Court before match point and (pictured left) falling to the ground in joy after winning.
Ons Jabuer (pictured right) vomited on Centre Court before match point before collapsing with joy (pictured left) after winning the match at Wimbledon. (Getty Images)

Tennis trailblazer Ons Jabeur left fans gobsmacked after she produced a moment of absolute magic only seconds after vomiting due to nerves on match point.

Tunisian Ons Jabeur defeated former champion and World No.11 seed Garbine Muguruza of Spain to advance and set up a clash with Polish star Iga Swiatek.

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But Jabeur had to overcome an illness, which hit her on match point, as well.

The first Arab woman to win a WTA Tour title when she lifted the trophy at Edgbaston Priory last month, Jabeur was physically ill on court ahead of match point before icing the 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 win.

"I'm actually having a problem with my stomach. I have inflammation," she said.

Just before match point, Jabeur sprinted to the advertising boards surrounding the court and proceeded to vomit.

Fans in the stadium were left stunned as Jabeur was curled over with illness.

The tough Tunisian lost the next rally, before she emerged ready to serve again and played a brilliant match point to secure her path into the next round.

Fans around the world were left stunned at the amazing live television.

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Jabeur does have a history of vomiting on court due to nerves.

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Aryna Sabalenka in-form at Wimbledon

No.2 seed Aryna Sabalenka appears poised for a career breakthrough after reaching the Wimbledon fourth round for the first time.

The world No.4 of Belarus equalled her best performance at a grand slam with a 6-0 6-3 win over Colombian qualifier Maria Camila Osorio Serrano in one hour and 15 minutes.

Her fourth round opponent is 18th seed Elena Rybakina from Kazakhstan who breezed past American Shelby Rogers 6-1 6-4 in the fourth round.

Sabalenka is overdue for a deep run at a grand slam after reaching the last 16 at the Australian Open in January and back in 2018 at the US Open.

She is the only woman among the top 20 seeds who has yet to reach a major quarter-final.

But the signs are good for Sabalenka to have a breakout Wimbledon after overpowering Osorio Serrano, breaking her opponent six times and finishing with a 22-9 edge in winners.

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