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Tunisian Ons Jabeur wins Charleston and climbs to #4 in WTA rankings

Tunisian tennis player Ons Jabeur has started her year by climbing to 4th place in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings.

The 28-year-old showed an unparalleled performance on the court, which allowed her to win the WTA 500 tournament in Charleston against Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic (7-6, 6-4).

“It’s painful to play against you, but for tennis, you’re great,” said Bencic to the Tunisian champion after the match.


From a promising junior to 2nd place in the WTA rankings

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From the steppes of the Sahel to the grass of Wimbledon – Portrait of Ons Jabeur

Born in Ksar Hellal, Tunisia, Ons Jabeur began her tennis career at a young age, quickly rising through the ranks as a promising junior player. She achieved her first major success by winning the French Open girls’ singles title in 2011, becoming the first Arab player to win a Grand Slam tournament as a junior.


Since then, Jabeur has competed in several Grand Slam tournaments, reaching the finals of Wimbledon and the US Open and solidifying her position as a formidable competitor. Her consistent performances have led her to enter the top 5 of the WTA rankings. In 2022, Ons was ranked as the second best player in the WTA rankings, second only to Swiatek.

Published on 11 April 2023