Ons Jabeur (born 28 August 1994) is a Tunisian professional tennis player.
In 2021 Ons Jabeur became the first Arab player, man or woman, to be ranked in the world’s top 10. It was an important, proud moment for the 27-year-old from Tunisia, who has been setting firsts ever since she joined the WTA Tour.
“I’ve been playing tennis since I was a child to inspire Arab women to believe that nothing is impossible. I feel like an ambassador for my country, but also for youth and women,” Jabeur told the WTA website after receiving the award.
In 2021 Jabeur took a few weeks off, vacationing in Maldives, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, with her husband Karim.
Off-season training consisted of a lot of work on her serve, conditioning and some tactical adjustments she thinks will be helpful.
In mid-December, she flew to Abu Dhabi for an exhibition match with Belinda Bencic. The good news? She picked up a nice chunk of change for winning. The bad? She also picked up a case of COVID-19.
“I had to rest for a bit, and then I tried to go to the Australian Open but I wasn’t 100 percent ready,” Jabeur said. “Then I injured my back and did rehab.”
Jabeur sought sanctuary in her home away from home, the Tennis Club de Monastir. It’s essentially a hotel with tennis courts. Jabeur’s days consisted of training, eating and then training again. With all the excitement over her success, Jabeur said, she could focus solely on tennis.
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