World No. 3 Ons Jabeur says her success didn't come overnight and noted she is still fighting and striving to achieve her tennis goals. The past 12 months have been great for Jabeur, who is now a top-3 player and last month she became a WTA1000 winner for the first time in Madrid.
Jabeur has already made tennis history as in late 2021 she became the first Arab woman to break into the top-10. “But the evolution that I’m getting from year to year, the experience that I’m getting, the matches that I’ve been winning are getting me more and more experience.
That’s helped me to be the player that I am today," Jabeur told The Guardian. “I feel like I needed to go through a lot of steps to achieve them and be the player I am today because I cannot just jump from step one to step 10.
I’m the kind of player that takes my time, learning about myself, learning about some other things. I’m glad that at the beginning of the season I set my goals high, and said that I want to hold titles, win a Grand Slam and be top five."
Jabeur: I would love to get my hands on the Wimbledon trophy
Jabeur has already accomplished her goal of becoming a top-5 player and now she is determined to lift her maiden Grand Slam title at Wimbledon.
"There is one more to achieve [a major] and hopefully I will achieve it. It would mean a lot [to win Wimbledon]. It’s just such a great tournament. I remember the crowd last year was amazing. It’s a surface that I can play really well on and I can enjoy myself.
And that’s why I would love to get the Wimbledon trophy. Hopefully I will be ready. My eyes are on Wimbledon," Jabeur added. In the Wimbledon first round, Jabeur faces Swedish qualifier Mirjam Bjorklund. Jabeur and Bjorklund have no previous meetings. Last year, Jabeur reached the Wimbledon quarterfinal before losing to Aryna Sabalenka.