Ons Jabeur: "I hope to see more African players on the Tour"

On the French Open Media Day, Jabeur talked about her preparation and her Country

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Ons Jabeur: "I hope to see more African players on the Tour"

Ons Jabeur is preparing to make her Roland Garros first round. The Tunisian tennis player will face Lucia Bronzetti in the first round who seems to have found herself with the final conquered at the 250 in Rabat. On Media Day, Jabeur talked about her preparation and her Country.

She said: "I'm definitely 100%. I have trained with many players and I move normally. But one always has in mind what if something happens?, but I try not to focus on that. I'm finding my rhythm. I feel the way I move around the court is so much better." On her support for African tennis: "I know how difficult it is to come from certain countries where you don't have the resources to do it.

Actually, my favorite tournament before was the African Championship. I know we have a lot of talent and a lot of fighters. I have seen many amazing young African players. I know it is a different and difficult path. I'm personally trying to change that by creating more opportunities.

Maybe one day when I have my own academy, I want to invite all talented African players to train, give them a chance and share my experience. One of my dreams is also to see many more African players on the Tour."

Ons on the PTPA and Wimbledon

The meeting with the members of the PTPA: "We are trying to unite the players and to have our own association to be heard.

There's a lot of stuff that's happening with the two-week format, with the prize pool, with a lot of things that I think players aren't getting what they really deserve. I think the time has come for many players to educate themselves in many ways, because I believe there are many things they don't know.

That's great, let's talk about many other things and hopefully we can move forward. I can't say much about what's going on, but for me the goal is to bring tennis players together, at least once." On winning a Grand Slam and losing Wimbledon: "It's not that I dream about it every day, but I just believe that things manifest themselves.

I'm not exaggerating, but I believe there is and that one day I will. Last year was not destiny. But yeah, I did my best to want it, not go overboard, just to want it and see what happens. We could blame Elena last year, but I think if it's meant to be, it will come. If it's not, I'll have a daughter and make her win Wimbledon, or my granddaughter, she's ready."

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