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ONS JABEUR

Nationality:
Tunisia
Height:
167cm
Age:
29
Points:
3658
RANKING
#9

Bio

Ons Jabeur was born in Ksar Hellal on August 28, 1994. In her career she was the first Arab tennis player to win a title on the WTA Tour and to play in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament at the 2020 Australian Open, a record subsequently improved and also extended to the African continent with the historic finals held at Wimbledon and at the US Open in 2022.

For her eccentric and extremely varied style of play she secured an immediate media popularity among the global tennis community and helped to increase the popularity of tennis in Africa and the Arab world.

In June 2022, following the victory of the Berlin tournament, Ons reached her best ranking at 2nd position, becoming the first Arab tennis player ever, both male and female, to cross the threshold of the best three in the world and the tennis player highest-placed African ever.

Careers

In 2009, Ons Jabeur participated in the 2009 US Open Girls' Doubles with Saisai Zheng. In 2010, she reached the final in the 2010 French Open Girls' Singles, losing to Elina Svitolina with a score of 2-6 5-7. She reached the quarterfinals in the girls doubles of the same competition, paired with Nour Abbes.

She competed in the 2010 Australian Open Girls' Singles and Girls' Doubles reaching the semifinals. Her partner on the occasion was Monica Puig and they lost against Elina Svitolina and Irina Chromaceva with a score of 4-6 1-6. In 2011 she won the French Open 2011 Girls' Singles beating Puig in the final.

In 2012 and 2016 she represented your country at the Olympic Games, both times going out in the first round: she was respectively eliminated by the German Sabine Lisicki and the Russian Daria Kasatkina.

At the 2017 French Open, after being fished out as a lucky loser, she takes the first two Grand Slam successes of her career, thanks to her victories over Lara Arruabarrena and world number seven Dominika Cibulkova. This result allowed her to enter the top hundred in the world in the following month of July. She returned to win a match in the main draw of a Grand Slam at the US Open the same year, obtained against the local wild-card Brienne Minor.

In 2018, Ons reached her first final in a WTA event: at the Kremlin Cup, Moscow, losing to Daria Kasatkina in three sets.

2021 was a very positive year for the Tunisian tennis player. She won her first career WTA title, reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, and the semifinals at Indian Wells, as well as making the top 10. On June 20, on the grass court of the Birmingham Classic, Ons won her first career title, beating in the final Daria Kasatkina. She also played and lost the finals at Charlestone Chicago.

2022 is the best year for her, at least till now, with two Grand Slam finals, her first WTA 1000 title and second position in the WTA ranking. Ons wins the title at the Mutua Madrid Open, beating Jessica Pegula in the final in three sets. In Berlin she won her 3rd career title, in the final against Belinda Bencic. She played and lost the Wimbledon final against Elena Rybakina and the US Open final against Iga Swiatek. She also reached and lost the finals in Charleston and Rome.

The Tunisian starts 2023 in Adelaide where, after the bye, she imposes herself on Cirstea (7-6 (3) 6-1) and on Kostjuk (7-6 (5) 7-5). In the semifinals, she gets caught by qualifier Nosková in three sets. She takes part in the Australian Open: after a difficult success against Zidansek, she is eliminated in the second round by Vondrousova (1-6 5-7 1-6). Subsequently, due to surgery, she missed the tournaments in Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai.

Style of play

As a junior, Jabeur was coached by Nabil Mlika until she was thirteen. Jabeur started working with Bertrand Perret in February 2018.

Parret said about her: "I think he understands my game. He tries to improve my good shots, not change what I do. I've worked with a lot of coaches who tried to change my game... Bertrand encourages me to do dropshots and also corrects my dropshots, instead of other coaches who told me not to do dropshots at all."

Ons tries to use hard shots because that's how she likes to play tennis. She especially likes to use clipped and drooping strokes. Jabeur can hit winners in a variety of ways, including backhand shots from the baseline or forehands down the line. She likes to play on any surface.

Private life

Jabeur is married to Karim Kamoun, a Russian-Tunisian former fencer who has also been her strength trainer since mid-2017.

Her favorite tennis player as a child was Andy Roddick. She plays soccer recreationally and is a fan of Étoile Sportive du Sahel and Real Madrid.

Jabeur was one of 12 players to receive an International Player Grand Slam Grant from the Grand Slam Development Fund in 2017, immediately prior to the French Open, where she won her first two career Grand Slam main draw matches.

Jabeur won the 2019 Arab Woman of the Year award in the sports category, having reached the third round of the US Open and established herself as a fixture in the top 100 that year. Jabeur is close friends with fellow tennis player Tatjana Maria, whom she defeated in the semifinals of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships.

Net worth and endorsement

Jabeur got US$5,813,092 in prize money for her matches. The player has undoubtedly proven herself to be a world-class player and no doubt she enjoys the financial benefits that come with it.

Her net worth is estimated to be around $6.5 million dollars. Jabeur has a racket endorsement deal with Wilson. She also has a shoe and apparel endorsement deal with Lotto.

Titles

2022

Madrid

Berlin

2021

Birmingham


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