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Tennis - Charleston Tournament: Ons Jabeur back at the highest level

Ons Jabeur
Tennis - Charleston Tournament: Ons Jabeur back at the highest level

Ons Jabeur finds his sensations. The Tunisian won her fourth career title in Charleston. Thanks to this success, she is once again world number 4.

On Sunday, April 9, Ons Jabeur played her eleventh career final in Charleston (wta 500). The Tunisian defeated the Swiss Belinda Bencic (11th). After a hard-fought first set (7-6), she won the second, breaking her opponent very quickly (6-4). Ons Jabeur thus takes her revenge on the Tokyo Olympic champion, who had beaten her last season on this clay court in Charleston. "We both have a big trophy and a small trophy," Jabeur told Bencic in a nod to their champion-finalist exchange. She added, "Everything is worth it. I'm very happy. Belinda is such an incredible player."

Incidentally, this is Jabeur's first title on American soil, her fourth career title. The 28-year old dominated the competition, not dropping a set. This victory will do a lot of good to the best African player, she, who had a very difficult start to the season. Eliminated in the second round of the Australian Open, she had to withdraw from the tournaments of Doha and Dubai to undergo a "minor operation" on her knee. She returned to the courts in Indian Wells. But her return did not go well, losing in the second round. In Miami, Jabeur stopped in the first round.

But everything seems to be going well for the US Open finalist, who is off to a perfect start to her clay court season. Thanks to her win in Charleston, she is now back to being the world's No. 4 player in the WTA rankings. A good omen for Ons Jabeur before the Masters 1000 in Madrid and Rome.

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