Ons Jabeur has been the emissary of tennis not just for Tunisia but for the whole of Africa. She is the most successful tennis player from Africa in the history of tennis. Jabeur has played 41 matches this season and won 28 of them. She is celebrating yet another milestone by completing 100 weeks in the top ten of the rankings. Jabeur has only dropped once out of the top ten since joining the list.
The Tunisian entered the top ten for the first time in October 2021 and then exited the list in January next season. She was out for a week before making her way back to the top again. Jabeur has been a constant figure in the list ever since and is entering her 85th consecutive week in the top rankings. She was also the world No.2 for four straight months.
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Jabeur crossed the 400 wins on tour this year and needs 79 more victories to cover the 500 wins milestone. The world No.7 has only lost 13 matches this season. Jabeur is the top seed at the WTA Guadalajara 1000 and is looking to win her second title of the season. The WTA Guadalajara 1000 has been a tough event to play due to the altitude issues, but Jabeur seems to be navigating through effortlessly.
Ons Jabeur learning from grand slam experience this season
Jabeur completed 50 career grand slam wins at the US Open this year. She lost in the fourth round of the US Open, which agitated many of her fans. The 29-year-old has had tough experiences at the majors in the past but has always managed to overcome her fears. She advanced the quarterfinals at the French Open for the first time this year and also made it to the championship clash at Wimbledon.
The 29-year-old African sensation has now reached the quarterfinals in all the slams. She will look to further improve her record at the Australian Open and the French Open next year. Jabeur lost in the second round at the Australian Open, which was her earliest exit at the event in four years. The former world No.2 has struggled particularly against Marketa Vondrousova. The Czech player has defeated Jabeur thrice this year.
Jabeur will bounce back like she has done each season. The two-time Wimbledon finalist will look to strike at the Australian Open next season and start her winning streak early. Jabeur has also been spending time with family to get her strength back on the court. She will need it to break new records and milestones in 2024.