Ons Jabeur is a Tunisian professional tennis player. She has won 11 singles titles and one doubles title on the ITF Women’s Circuit. At the 2020 Australian Open, she became the first Arab woman to reach quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament. She was named the Arab Woman of the Year in Sports in 2019.
About Ons Jabeur in brief
Ons Jabeur is a Tunisian professional tennis player. She has won 11 singles titles and one doubles title on the ITF Women’s Circuit. At the 2020 Australian Open, she became the first Arab woman to reach quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament. She reached her only WTA final in 2018 at the Premier-level Kremlin Cup in Russia. She was named the Arab Woman of the Year in Sports in 2019. She is also the highest-ranked Arab player in WTA history. She made her junior Grand Slam debut at the 2009 US Open, losing her opening match to Laura Robson. She won her first Grade 5 singles event in January 2009 at the Fujairah ITF Junior Tennis Championships in the United Arab Emirates, where she also won the doubles event with Nour Abbès. In May 2010, she reached the semifinals of the French Open and finished runner-up to Elina Svitolina. She also performed well at Wimbledon, reaching the quarterfinals in singles and the semifinal in doubles. In November 2011, she had wrist surgery that kept her out for five months until April 2011. The last two singles events of her junior career were the 2011 Wimbledon Championships and the 2011 French Open. In April 2013, she won the Grade 2 International Junior Championships of Morocco and won the grade 2 Smash International Junior Championship in Egypt, both in singles. In July 2014, she entered the US Open and upset third seed Irina Khromacheva in the semifinals.
She lost to Yulia Putintseva in singles, and Khromcheva and Svitolinas in doubles alongside Monica Puig. In August 2015, she upset top seed Daria Gavrilova, third seed Caroline Garcia, and the third seed Caroline Garcia in the quarterfinal in the women’s singles event at the Australian Open. She then won her only Grand Slam title to become the first North African woman to win a junior Grand slam tournament. In January 2016, she beat world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in the singles final at the US Women’s Open in New York. In March 2017, she lost in the semi-finals of the Wimbledon Women’s Championships in London to No. 2 seed Simona Halep, who had won the previous year’s Wimbledon women’s title in London. In June 2017, Jabeur reached the final of the WTA Tour event in Moscow, losing to Yuliya Putinteva in straight sets. In October 2017, she reached her first Grand Slam final in Russia, losing in the final to Yuli Putinteteva. In February 2018, she was the first Tunisian woman to play in a WTA tournament in a major Grand Slam event, beating Maria Sharapova in the finals of the Kremlin Cup. In September 2018, she won her second Grand Slam singles title at the Russian Open in Moscow. In the same tournament, she also claimed the doubles title in the Russian Grand Slam.