Meet Ons Jabeur, the North African tennis star
If you wonder who made Winmbledon’s Last-16 in June, there’s only one answer: Ons Jabeur, the first Arab woman to reach such a high-level achievement. Probably, we will hear about her more often. But for those who didn’t follow the last Women’s Tennis Association tournament or want to know more about Ons Jabeur and her career, here we are with plenty of information.
Ons Jabeur – First African Woman Tennis Player To Play In US Open
Tunisian tennis player Ons Jabeur is one of the most promising women players of all time. The aspect that puts her to the next level than many other women tennis players is that she is the first Arab woman in North Africa and the Middle East to play in the US Open.
Ons Jabeur’s victory in the last Women’s Tennis Association tournament attracted millions of tennis followers to her. On June 30th, Ons Jabeur won against five-time champion Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 in 80 minutes, which made the Tunisian player reach a spectacular new record in the history of women tennis: she emerged as the first Arab woman tennis player to reach the third round at Wimbledon. From Venus William’s point of view, Ons Jabeur is one of the best players in the entire tennis environment. A most remarkable fact about Jabeur’s career is that she is marking many milestone records, which makes her a true icon in the tennis world. Ons Jabeur is getting achievements that no other Arab woman has reached before in tennis. That’s why William admitted that her friend Ons Jabeur is an inspiring tennis player for all women who love this sport.
After winning in the Wimbledon tournament, Jabeur revealed that she received many supporting messages from her fans, including people in the Middle East and overseas regions, which touched her deeply and made her want to go on her journey. Furthermore, several women tennis players in the North African and Middle Eastern countries seem to follow Ons Jabeur’s footsteps.
Tunisian Tennis Player Ons Jabeur’s Accomplishment Highlights
Ons Jabeur stands out as one of the best tennis players of all time. She has a brilliant career ahead. Her recent accomplishments are quite impressive. Starting with her victory in June against Spanish-Venezuelan player Garbine Muguruza 7-5, 3-6, 6-2. That victory allowed Ons Jabeur to be the first Arab woman tennis player to go to the fourth round of the Wimbledon tennis tournament.
Talent and hard training are the main ingredients in the successful recipe that has allowed Ons Jabeur to reach this significant accomplishment. Her journey toward tennis greatness started from a very young age.
Born August 28th 1994, as a child Ons Jabeur loved to go with her mom to the tennis club. It was there she started her first hands-on interest in tennis. Her focus on the sport was solidified in her early life as she developed her skills. Currently, her best shots are forehand and volley, in particular, slice and drop shots. These shots also allowed her to win Roland Garros juniors in 2011. Additional highlights on Ons Jabeur’s career include the Fed Cup Team (2011-13 and 2016-19) and the Tunisian Olympic Team (2012 and 2016).
Beyond technical training and skill improvement, Ons Jabeur says she is inspired by her favorite tennis player Andy Roddick. Having a model to look at seems to be one of the best ways to orient training sessions.
Jabeur’s most recent accomplishments include several victories, like the 2021 Birmingham Viking Classic Tennis tournament. Ons Jabeur also was a finalist in the 2021 Charleston singles against Astra Sharma and in the 2021 Birmingham doubles.
One Of The Most Successful Women Tennis Players
We must highlight that Jabeur stands out among all women players. Her numerous victories grant her the title of the best Arab tennis player of all time. She won more than any other woman in the 2021 season, tied for Belarusian player Aryna Sbalenka with 31 victories. Jabeur thus became the highest-ranked Arab player in the circuit of female tennis.
Ons Jabeur owes much of her talent to her shot technique. Ons Jabeur developed her shot technique combining power with a gentle touch, which allows her to have more flexibility and energy into the movement.