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Ons Jabeur (Arabic: أُنْس جابرUns Jābir; born 28 August 1994, in Ksar Hellal) is a Tunisian professional tennis player.

Ons Jabeur
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At Wimbledon, 2018
Country (sports) Tunisia
ResidenceTunis
Born (1994-08-28) 28 August 1994 (age 25)
Ksar Hellal
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2010
PlaysRight (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,631,813
Singles
Career record258–151
Career titles11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 51 (9 September 2019)
Current rankingNo. 76 (2 december 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2015, 2018, 2019)
French Open3R (2017)
Wimbledon2R (2018)
US Open3R (2019)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2012, 2016)
Doubles
Career record16–15
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 171 (9 September 2019)
Current rankingNo. 181 (2 december 2019)
Team competitions
Fed Cup32–11
Last updated on: 2 december 2019.

Jabeur has won eleven singles titles and one doubles title on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 25 February 2019, she reached her highest singles ranking of 54th in the world. On 13 May 2019, she peaked at No. 241 in the doubles rankings.

Her greatest success has come as a junior, when she won the girls' singles title at the 2011 French Open, having already reached the final of the same event one year prior.

CareerEdit

2010Edit

Jabeur participated at the US Open for the first time in 2010. In the girls' doubles, she and her partner Yulia Putintseva reached the quarterfinals by defeating Miyu Kato and Brooke Austin, Emi Mutaguchi and Risa Ozaki, but lost to Daria Gavrilova and Irina Khromacheva; and in the girls' singles, she reached the semifinals by defeating Risa Ozaki, Irina Khromacheva, Eugenie Bouchard and Caroline Garcia, where she lost to Yulia Putintseva. Earlier that year, she reached the final of the French Open at Roland Garros by defeating Sophia Kovalets, Caroline Garcia, Morgane Pons, Sloane Stephens and Irina Khromacheva. In the final, she was defeated by Elina Svitolina in straight sets.

2011Edit

Reaching the second girls' singles final in row at Roland Garros, she succeeded this time defeating Monica Puig in straight sets. She became the first North African woman to win a junior Grand Slam tournament.[1]

2012–2014Edit

In 2012, she played her first WTA tournaments, and she played in the Summer Olympics, losing to Sabine Lisicki in the round of 64. In 2013, she reached the quarterfinals of the WTA event in Baku, winning over defending champion Bojana Jovanovski in the second round, and pushing her singles ranking into the top 200. She first appeared in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament at the 2014 US Open, losing to Andrea Petkovic.

2015–2016Edit

In her second main-draw Grand Slam appearance, she lost to Vera Zvonareva at the 2015 Australian Open. She represented Tunisia at the 2016 Olympics, losing to Daria Kasatkina. During 2015 and 2016, her ranking occasionally dropped below the top 200 for a few months at a time, but she ended 2016 ranked No. 193.

2017Edit

In the new season, she had steady success on the WTA Tour, bringing her ranking to 114 just before the French Open. She lost in the third round of the French Open qualifiers, but received a slot when Laura Siegemund withdrew from the main draw. She realized her first Grand Slam victory over Ana Bogdan, achieved her first win over a top-10 player Dominika Cibulkova in the second round,[2][3] and lost to Timea Bacsinszky in the third.

2018Edit

In 2018, she achieved a breakthrough by reaching the final of the Kremlin Cup, becoming the first Arab player to reach a final on the WTA Tour. On the way to her first final, she won three qualifiers and four main-draw matches, defeating world No. 8 Sloane Stephens, world No. 21 Anett Kontaveit and world No. 12 Anastasija Sevastova. However, she lost to world No. 14 Daria Kasatkina in a tight match (6–2, 6–7, 4–6). With that tournament, she managed to re-enter the top 100 and reach a new career-high ranking of 62.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–1)
International (0–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2018 Kremlin Cup, Russia Premier Hard (i)   Daria Kasatkina 6–2, 6–7(3–7), 4–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 15 (11 titles, 4 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2009 ITF Monastir, Tunisia 10,000 Hard   Elise Tamaëla 2–6, 2–6
Win 1–1 Apr 2010 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay   Sandra Zaniewska 2–1 ret.
Win 2–1 Jul 2010 ITF Casablanca, Morocco 10,000 Clay   Anna Morgina 7–5, 6–3
Loss 2–2 Apr 2012 ITF Tunis, Tunisia 25,000 Clay   Sandra Zaniewska 4–6, 6–4, 2–6
Win 3–2 Apr 2013 ITF Tunis, Tunisia 25,000 Clay   Sara Sorribes Tormo 6–3, 6–2
Win 4–2 May 2013 ITF Fukuoka, Japan 50,000 Grass   An-Sophie Mestach 7–6(7–2), 6–2
Win 5–2 May 2013 ITF Kurume, Japan 50,000 Grass   An-Sophie Mestach 6–0, 6–2
Win 6–2 Oct 2013 ITF Saguenay, Canada 50,000 Hard (i)   CoCo Vandeweghe 6–7(0–7), 6–0, 6–3
Win 7–2 May 2014 ITF Tunis, Tunisia 25,000 Clay   Valeria Savinykh 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 7–3 Aug 2014 ITF Landisville, United States 25,000 Hard   Paula Kania 7–5, 3–6, 4–6
Loss 7–4 Oct 2014 ITF Nantes, France 50,000 Hard (i)   Kateřina Siniaková 5–7, 2–6
Win 8–4 Jan 2016 ITF Daytona Beach, United States 25,000 Clay   Olga Fridman 0–6, 6–2, 6–4
Win 9–4 Jan 2016 ITF Sunrise, United States 25,000 Clay   Anna Tatishvili 3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Win 10–4 May 2016 ITF Tunis, Tunisia 50,000 Clay   Romina Oprandi 1–6, 6–2, 6–2
Win 11–4 Jun 2018 ITF Manchester, United Kingdom 100,000 Grass   Sara Sorribes Tormo 6–2, 6–1

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner–up)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2009 ITF Monastir, Tunisia 10,000 Hard   Nour Abbès   Elise Tamaëla
  Nicole Thyssen
1–6, 7–5, [4–10]
Win 1–1 Jul 2010 ITF Casablanca, Morocco 10,000 Clay   Katarína Baranová   Galina Fokina
  Anna Morgina
6–3, 6–3

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner–up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2010 French Open Clay   Elina Svitolina 2–6, 5–7
Win 2011 French Open Clay   Monica Puig 7–6(10–8), 6–1

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.

This table is current through the 2019 China Open.

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R A Q3 1R 1R 0 / 3 0–3 0%
French Open Q2 A Q1 Q2 A 3R Q2 1R 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Wimbledon A Q1 Q3 A Q1 1R 2R 1R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
US Open A Q1 1R Q1 Q1 2R 1R 3R 0 / 4 3–4 43%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 3–3 1–3 2–4 0 / 12 6–12 33%
Year-End championships
WTA Finals Did not qualify 0 / 0 0–0  – 
WTA Elite Trophy[1] Did not qualify 0 / 0 0–0  – 
National representation
Summer Olympics 1R Not Held 1R Not Held 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A A 2R A A Q1 1R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Miami Open A A A Q1 A A Q1 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Madrid Open A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
China Open A A A A A Q2 2R Q1 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Opens[2] 1R 1R A A Q1 2R 1R 2R 0 / 5 2–5 29%
Italian Open A A A A A A A Q2 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Canadian Open A A A A A A A Q2 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Cincinnati Open A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Opens[3] A A A A A 1R A 2R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Career statistics
Tournaments 2 3 7 5 3 11 13 18 62
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Overall win–loss 0–2 3–3 2–7 1–5 0–3 9–11 10–13 12–16 0 / 62 37–60 38%
Year-end ranking 264 139 146 210 193 88 62 $1,592,663

Notes

  • 1 WTA Tournament of Champions was held from 2009 to 2014, when WTA Elite Trophy replaced it.
  • 2 The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.
  • 3 In 2014, the Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open.

Wins over top-10 playersEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2017
1.   Dominika Cibulková No. 7 French Open, France Clay 2R 6–4, 6–3
2018
2.   Simona Halep No. 1 China Open, China Hard 1R 6–1, ret.
3.   Sloane Stephens No. 8 Kremlin Cup, Russia Hard (i) 2R 6–3, 6–2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rizvi, Ahmed (6 January 2012). "Tennis player Ons Jabeur is on the way up". The National. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  2. ^ "French Open: Ons Jabeur Stuns Dominika Cibulkova, Becomes First Arab Woman In Slam Third Round". ndtv.sports.com. Agence France-Presse. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  3. ^ Rothenberg, Ben (1 June 2017). "Ons Jabeur Achieves Victory, and a Milestone, at the French Open". New York Times. Retrieved 7 June 2017.

External linksEdit

Ons Jabeur at the International Tennis Federation – Junior profile

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