Moment of history for Ons Jabeur as she seals last four spot in Indian Wells

Ons Jabeur celebrating

Tunisiaโ€™s Ons Jabeur sealed her place in the BNP Paribas Openโ€™s final four with a straight-sets victory over Estoniaโ€™s Anett Kontaveit in Indian Wells.

Kontaveit threatened throughout but Jabeur was able to hold on in the crucial moments, completing the 7-5 6-4 win in just under an hour and a half.

It was also a history-making result for Jabeur, as the victory guarantees she will become the first Arab man or woman to earn a top 10 singles ranking.

โ€œTop 10 I know is the beginning,โ€ Jabeur said post-match comments covered by

โ€œI know I deserve this place from a long time since I was playing well. But I want to prove that I deserve to be here, I deserve to be one of the top 10 players.

โ€œThere is a lot of things that I need to improve. Iโ€™m very happy, a lot of emotions right now, but Iโ€™m still in competition so Iโ€™m trying to calm down and not overthink about top 10. Probably will celebrate after the tournament. I just believed in myself, I worked hard, and this is just the beginning of great things.โ€

She will face Paula Badosa in the semi-finals, after the Spaniard upset German 10th seed Angelique Kerber 6-4 7-5.