Ons Jabeur, the renowned Tunisian tennis sensation, has once again showcased her exceptional skills as she has qualified for the quarterfinals of the French Open. Her latest victory came in a stunning match against American player Bernarda Pera, where Jabeur emerged victorious in straight sets.
In a remarkable display of dominance, Jabeur ensured that her American opponent couldn't secure a single game on her serve. Pera faced a formidable challenge as Jabeur broke her serve eight times on the renowned Court Philippe Chatrier. Despite the pressure exerted by her opponent on her own service game, Jabeur managed to fend off eight of the twelve break points she faced. Looking ahead, she expressed her desire to improve her returns and serve even better in her upcoming match, demonstrating her unwavering determination to reach new heights.
Her win marks yet another historic moment in the career of this exceptional Arab athlete, as Jabeur progresses to the quarterfinals at Roland Garros for the very first time. Merely a year ago, she reached the prestigious Wimbledon final, becoming the first Arab player to accomplish such a feat. Subsequently, Jabeur also reached the final of the US Open just two months later, where she valiantly faced off against the formidable World No. 1 Iga Swiatek in New York. Furthermore, in June 2022, Jabeur attained a remarkable career-high ranking of World No. 2 on the Women’s Tennis Association ranking, cementing her status as one of the sport's brightest stars.
This tournament presents another golden opportunity for Jabeur to secure a Grand Slam victory and continue her trailblazing journey that has inspired countless individuals across the Arab world, as well as her beloved Tunisia. Fully aware of the significance of her achievements, Jabeur eloquently articulated her perspective in an interview with a local news outlet. Expressing her gratitude for the responsibility she carries, she acknowledged that it motivates her to strive for excellence and serve as an inspiration to women in her homeland. She said, “I feel like it’s a great responsibility. It pushes me to do better and inspire more women from my country. It’s important to send that positive message, especially when your country is going through tough times. It is very important to help people through what you do, especially to use your platform to inspire more people and fight for causes that you believe in. It’s a new thing for me but I’m loving it. From the beginning, I always have wanted to just share great energy. I always try to spread a message of positive thoughts and just hope this can help others.”
Jabeur recognizes the power of her platform and the importance of spreading positivity, particularly in challenging times. Through her endeavors, she aims to uplift and support others, championing causes that resonate with her beliefs. This newfound role as a beacon of inspiration and positivity is one that Jabeur embraces wholeheartedly, eager to share her boundless energy and hopeful that it will impact the lives of many.