Ons Jabeur -“I’m actually feeling pretty sad about cancelling Wimbledon”


Ons Jebeur is seeking for the ball
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World No.39 Ons Jabeur started playing tennis at the age of 3 with her mother Samira who loved playing tennis. Tunisian is the highest-ranked first Arab tennis player in Women’s Tennis Association History. And also Jabeur became the first Arab Women to reached the Quarterfinals of a Grand Slam Who Qualified for the last eight in Australian Open 2020.

During the Junior career, In 2011, Ons Jabeur reached finals in Wimbledon and Roland Garros. Ultimately, In French Open 2011, She claimed the Junior singles title which is her favourite tennis memories (had an operation on the left wrist in November 2010 and missed five months, and was only her third or fourth event back).


ITF Women’s circuits, the right-handed player has won 11 singles titles and one doubles titles as well. In WTA tournaments, Jabeur reached finals at 2018 Kremlin Cup Where she lost to home hope Daria Kasatkina in the three sets.

Ons hopes no more Grand Slams cancellation

“I’m actually feeling pretty sad about cancelling Wimbledon – I mean this is one of my favourite tournaments, and normally grass is good for my game,” Jabeur told BBC Sport Africa.

“Honestly, I’m disappointed they took this decision. And I’m pretty confused about what it’s going to do for the season now since Wimbledon will not count.

“How is it going to be possible to just play in one Grand Slam or two now? I don’t know how it’s going to work.

“Hopefully, the other Grand Slams will not be cancelled. Let’s hope for the best.”

Tunisian Said, “I’m happy to share my experience one day and then help this young generation.”

Ons Jabeur has started the new season 2020 drastically with unique performances. In Hobart International and Dubai Tennis Championships, she reached until the round of sixteen where Jabeur lost in the tight three sets.

At the Australian Open 2020 and Qatar Open, Ons Jabeur was qualified for quarterfinals however the rising star gave up to top 10 players. Even though the Unseeded girl beat many-seeded girls in 2020 and reached her career highest rank 39th position in the WTA Table.

After the Middle East Tournament Jabeur Said in the press meet  “I’m really glad that I’m setting the example here. I’m just sending the message that nothing is impossible and they can achieve anything, either in sports or any other level.” 

“Hopefully, I’m looking forward to seeing many other women rising in tennis, I mean especially in Tunisia or in the Arabic world and Africa. It would mean a lot to me and I’m happy to share my experience one day and then help this young generation.”


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