Ons Jabeur creates history for African women on the WTA Tour just before the first round of the Wimbledon championship


Ons Jabeur, the Tunisian tennis professional, is playing some of the best tennis of her career. She has won three career titles so far and is performing perfectly this season.

Jabeur took the clay season by storm and reached the world No. 3 ranking alongside her 1st WTA 1000 trophy. Subsequently, she beat players such as Maria Sakkari to book a match with Iga Swiatek in the final of the Italian Open. Although she failed to claim her second master’s title, she rose in terms of rankings. Therefore, now with the help of his brilliant runs, Jabeur has taken another step.

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Ons Jabeur is the pride of his nation

Although the Tunisian No.1 failed to secure a strong run at Roland Garros, her performances in Rome and Berlin propelled her to the top of the standings. On June 27, Jabeur achieved the highest ranking of his career by rising to the rank of world No. 2. However, that’s not all. Another aspect of her success is that she became the first African to be the WTA world number 2.

The only player besides her who shone in the same way was Amanda Coetzer. Coetzer, who played under the South African flag, reached the world No. 3 ranking in 1997. She won 9 titles and was runner-up in 12 singles events.

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Moreover, in the case of the Grand Slam, she participated twice in the semi-finals of the Australian Open and once in the French Open. Moreover, she has reached the quarter-finals of the US Open three times.

Only player threatening Jabeur

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Jabeur is currently in great shape. However, the only player capable of dragging him down and eluding him titles is world No. 1 Iga Swiatek. Although the 27-year-old suffered a loss in the final to Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic earlier this year, she avenged her defeat in the fourth round of the Madrid Open and again in Berlin.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 2, 2021 Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur reacts during their third round match against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Additionally, she also beat Coco Gauff, 2022 Roland-Garros runner-up, in the Berlin semi-finals. Leaving only Iga Swiatek. Although their head-to-head records are tied at two wins apiece, Swiatek is currently in a monstrous 35-game winning seat.

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Therefore, if Jabeur wishes to win the title at Wimbledon, she must be ready to meet and defeat the Pole in the second week of the tournament.

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