Ons Jabeur has had an outstanding 2022 season so far. She won her first WTA 1000 championship at the Madrid Open and made history as the first African and Arab player. She also won the Berlin Open a week ago to start her season on grass courts.
She reached one Career High #2 Ranking on Monday morning as a result of her exploits, and a few hours later she began her Wimbledon campaign by beating Swedish opponent Mirjam Bjorklund 6-1, 6-3 in just 54 minutes. Jabeur’s performance was typical of her style; She used drop shots to liven things up, breaking three times in the first set and once in the second.
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“I want to have the level to be number 1” – Ons Jabeur
In their post-game press conference Ons Jabeur stated that she aspires to play at the same pace as current No. 1 player Iga Swiatek and have the level to be the No. 1 player in the world. “The most important thing is that I want to have the level to be number 1. I don’t just want to be number 1, I want to put a lot of pressure on myself. Everyone is excited to win against No.1. I really want to earn this place. Hopefully I can reach the level that Iga is playing right now.” She said.
Later that recently ranked #2 in the world continued by saying that she thinks anyone can achieve anything if they have a strong mentality. She mentioned that she is from a third world country and that despite people’s doubts about her, she has achieved a lot. “If you are mentally strong, you can do anything. That’s honestly the message I try to send every time. I am someone from Tunisia, nobody believed that I could be here and here I am talking to you.” Added Ons Jabeur.
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