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“Sorry Maria, I’m stealing the Greek,” Ons Jabeur throws a swipe at Maria Sakkari as she picks Stefanos Tsitsipas as her ideal mixed doubles pairing

Ons Jabeur and Stefanos Tsitsipas
Ons Jabeur and Stefanos Tsitsipas

Ons Jabeur is certainly one of the most beautiful tennis stars of the tour. The Tunisian is fun-loving, always cracking a joke and has a very cheerful personality type. It’s her sensational gameplay and lively personality that make her one of the stars of the women’s circus.

It’s been a very tough season for the 27-year-old, who is very focused and eager to make a strong comeback on clay to curb her early disappointments this year. Living up to that bill, Ons Jabeur has been sensational in the recently concluded season Charleston open where she reached the final. Although the Tunisian went down fighting Belinda Bencic, Jabeur can certainly hold her head high as it was a truly sensational performance. With her movement and tenacity, the Tunisian looks like a threat even on clay.

Jabeur will now focus on the Porsche Grand Prix, which will be held in the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart. The 27-year-old will also have several other top 10 stars at the event as they prepare for Roland Garros.

A mixed doubles pairing of Ons Jabeur and Stefanos Tsitsipas?

Ons Jabeur, Stefanos Tsitsipas
Ons Jabeur, Stefanos Tsitsipas

Recently, during a hilarious interview with Tennis.com, the world No. 9 was asked about her favorite mixed doubles pairing and her response made fans laugh. The Tennis.com podcast is hosted by Kamau Murray, who coached Sloane Stephens when she won the 2017 US Open. Murray asked Jabeur a hypothetical question about mixed doubles here when he told her to envision it once the Masters start incorporating mixed doubles who will be her ideal doubles partner. With Jabeur thinking straight to the Big 3, she said, “Well, there’s reality and then there’s fiction.”

Immediately, Murray replied that she couldn’t choose between Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal as he reduced the options in favor of Jabeur. Then the 27-year-old was pretty clear as she added: “I get along very well with (Stefanos) Tsitsipas. So let’s say hello and I know his team. I used to work with his fitness trainer. Also, maybe he can give me some tips about his hair. I’m sorry Maria (Sakkari), but I’m stealing from the Greek (laughs).”

Jabeur’s response was hilarious, especially when he involved another Greek star Maria Sakkari. It was truly a tongue-in-cheek moment from the Tunisian as she left Murray in Splits. Sakkari has previously played with Tsitsipas in the Hopman Cup and also at the Olympics, and has expressed her desire to pair up with her compatriot in mixed doubles. But Jabeur is now also fighting for the Greek.

Speaking of doubles, Stefanos Tsitsipas plays a lot of doubles with his brother Petros as they were recently eliminated from the Monte Carlo Masters in the second round after losing to second seeded and Croatian duo Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic. So his love of doubles means Jabeur has a chance and who knows they can make it work at Roland Garros.

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