Tunisian Ons Jaboor reaches first round at Roland-Garros

This is the first big surprise at Roland-Garros. Tunisian Ons Jabeur, seed number 6, was eliminated in the first match by Polish Magda Linet by 3/6, 7/6, 7/5. At the French Open, his best result is the round of 16, a stage that the Tunisian player has reached in the past two years. This year, he was ranked among the favorites on the eve of this Grand Slam tournament on clay, held from 22 May to 5 June in Paris.

Big disappointment and dismay for Ones Jabeur who can claim to play a major role after the last three particularly promising past weeks. The 27-year-old Tunisian also presented himself as the player with the most wins (17 for 3 losses) on clay this season.

She won the Madrid tournament on 7 May, becoming the first player in the Arab world to win the WTA 1000, the most prestigious tournament category since the Grand Slam. It is the second title of his career but also the most coveted. She then reached the final of the Rome tournament the following week. She acknowledges that these awards have helped her.” in his confidence. ,

in sports from a young age

, It helps me be tough on myself, Ons insists on Jaboor. I should be in the second week, I should have better results than my other Grand Slams. hope to be a tennis player “Mentally and physically prepared” What does she call him? primary goal ” : Roland Garros.

Aged 27, Ons Jabur was born in Kesar el Heller, Tunisia. Influenced by tennis since she was three years old, she decided to make it her work at the age of nine. In 2010, she had already moved to the clay courts of Port d’Etuil for the Roland Garros Junior tournament. It qualified for the semi-finals and won the tournament a year later.

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He started his career as a professional player in 2012. Tunisia’s President Kas Said described him as ” Example for women and youth “, reports the French weekly young africa, Ons Jabur is the pride of the Maghreb, as she is the second player from the region to enter the world’s top 100 after Tunisian Selima Safar. She is also the number 1 player of the African continent.

an impressive track record

Two years ago, she became the first Arab player to reach the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam at the Australian Open 2020. In this way, she entered the top 50. In 2021, she is the first Arab player to have won the title. WTA Circuit.

In the final of the Rome tournament on Sunday 15 May, Ons Jabeur also faced Poland’s Inga Swietek, who is the world No. 1 player in the final. After his defeat (6-2, 6-2), the Tunisian admitted that “ a lot to learn from your opponent. , Inga is not number one for no reason, he really is a leader, I have a lot to learn from him, I hope we have another match soon she says. , Whatever the score, she continues to put pressure on the other players.she tells.

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