|Ons Jabeur Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||August 28, 1994|
Ons Jabeur is a Tunisian professional tennis player who had made history at the 2020 Australian Open when she had become the first Arab female player to have reached the quarter-final of a Grand Slam tournament. She had reached her first WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) final in 2018 at the Premier-level Kremlin Cup in Russia, and in January 2021, had become the first Arab player to have broken into the ‘Top 30’ of the official WTA singles rankings. Before becoming a regular feature on the WTA Tour in 2017, she had won 11 singles titles and one doubles title on the ITF (International Tennis Federation) Women‘s circuit.
Ksar Hellal, Monastir Governorate, Tunisia
Ons, at the age of 12, had moved to Tunis, to join the Lycée Sportif El Menzah, a national sports high school for Tunisia’s budding athletes.
Professional Tennis Player
- Father – Ridha Jabeur
- Mother – Samira Jabeur
- Siblings – Hatem Jabeur (Older Brother), Marwen Jabeur (Older Brother), Yasmine Jabeur (Older Sister)
Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
66 kg or 145.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Ons has dated –
- Karim Kamoun (2015-Present) – Ons got married to Karim Kamoun, a Russian-Tunisian former fencer, in 2015. He began serving as her fitness coach in mid-2017.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Tunisian descent.
- Toned physique
- Charming smile
- Straight, neck-length hair
- Gleaming face
Ons has been sponsored by –
- Qatar Airways
- Wilson Tennis
- Lotto Sport
- HAVAL Tunisia
- Maximilian London
- Tunisie Telecom
- Orthomed Tunisia
Ons Jabeur Favorite Things
- Tennis Player – Andy Roddick
- Tennis Shot – Forehand, Volley, Slice and Drop
- Soccer Clubs – Real Madrid CF, Juventus F.C.
- Tennis Tournament/Event – French Open
Ons Jabeur Facts
- At the age of 3, Ons first got to know about tennis because of her mother.
- In her junior career, Ons had reached 2 Grand Slam girls’ singles finals – at the French Open in both 2010 and 2011. She had won the latter tournament, becoming the first Arab player, male or female, to have won a junior Grand Slam singles title since Egypt’s Ismail El Shafei had won the Wimbledon boys’ title in 1964.
- She had also become the first North African female player as well as the first Arab female player to have won a junior Grand Slam tournament. The win had taken her as high as number 4 in the world in the junior rankings, in her final year in the junior circuit. She often recalls the win as the favorite moment of her career as she had just returned to competitive tennis after a left wrist surgery in November 2010 that had kept her out of action for nearly 5 months.
- A polyglot, she is fluent in Arabic, English, and French. She has also learned to speak Russian as her husband is half-Russian.
- In 2017, she was one of the 12 players who had been awarded an International Player Grand Slam Grant from the ‘Grand Slam Development Fund’. This had happened just before the year’s French Open, where she had won her first 2 career Grand Slam main draw matches.
- She was honored with the ‘Arab Woman of the Year in Sports’ award in 2019.
- She has also represented her country Tunisia in the 2010 Youth Olympics held in Singapore. Later, she also played for Tunisia in the singles at the London Olympics in 2012, the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016, and the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021. She couldn’t win any medal in all of these Olympic tournaments.
- In June 2022, Ons won the 2022 WTA German Open held in Berlin when the opponent Belinda Bencic retired in the second set. With this win, she reached the career ranking of #3 on June 20, 2022.
- As of 2022, compared with Arab and African tennis players, Ons Jabeur was the highest-ranked African and Arab tennis player in ATP and WTA rankings. She was ranked #1 Tunisian player at that time.
- In July 2022, she reached the final of Wimbledon 2022 but lost to Kazakhstani tennis player, Elena Rybakina by 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. This was her first-ever Grand Slam final. At that time, Ons was ranked world #2.
Featured Image by Ons Jabeur / Instagram