Tennis - US Open 2023: Ons Jabeur ready for challenge

Ons Jabeur
Tennis - US Open 2023: Ons Jabeur ready for challenge

An unfortunate finalist last year, Ons Jabeur is hoping to lift her first US Open grand slam. All the more so as the Tunisian is keen to redeem herself after her painful defeat in the Wimbledon final.

Ons Jabeur heads into the US Open still reeling from her painful defeat at Wimbledon. The Tunisian even took a break after her setback in the Wimbledon final. But the pill still hasn't sunk in for Africa's top player. "That's exactly it. Honestly, I wasn't ready for Montreal, it was too early and I felt I still needed time to myself. They say that time heals everything. I still need a little. Losing at Wimbledon really hurt," Jabeur told L'Equipe.

But her withdrawal from the courts has done some good. Ons Jabeur declares: "I feel better than I did a month ago, of course. I'm 28 years old and I'm learning from my mistakes, especially the fact that I've been playing tournaments non-stop. I'm pretty proud of having been able to step back and spend time with my family. Now I'm ready for the tournaments to come.

Jabeur only made her comeback at the Cincinnati Masters 1000, where she was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Aryana Sabalenka. And physically, Jabeur was struggling."I always try to be at 100%, but it's difficult. I'm doing my best to be ready and it's going well. But I'm taking it step by step and we'll see what happens. At the US Open 2023, Ons Jabeur enters the fray this Tuesday, August 29. The n°5 seed will face Colombia's Camila Osorio Serrano (66th).

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