Jabeur sets sights on Wimbledon after Roland Garros exit: "I'm dreaming about it"

Wednesday, 07 June 2023 at 19:30
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Ons Jabeur was beaten by Beatriz Haddad Maia at Roland Garros (French Open) on Wednesday and she's looking ahead to Wimbledon after the loss.
It was a match Jabeur was expected to win because she smashed the Brazilian just a few weeks ago in Stuttgart. It was a demolition so many assumed that Jabeur would win this one and it looked good after the first set. Jabeur took it comfortably but then wasted two key break points at a crucial time in the match.
Haddad Maia forced a tiebreak which she won and after that, it was a rather comfortable cruise in the final set. Jabeur completely shut down being unable to find solutions against Haddad Maia who flew around the court catching everything that Jabeur tried, including the signature drop shot.

Looking ahead to Wimbledon

After this loss, Jabeur is looking ahead to Wimbledon, an event where she played the final last year. The dream is clear and she's hoping to make it this year:
“I'm hoping to go and get the title really in Wimbledon. I'm dreaming about it. It's something that I always wanted. Last year was unfortunate because I was very close. When I put something in my mind, I know I can do it, so it's definitely here. To be honest with you, I want to enjoy playing on grass because I do enjoy a lot. I think I could be ready because physically you put a lot of effort on clay than grass. I think maybe that was my preseason in Roland Garros here for the grass season. I'm healthy, so we're going to try to work more and more on a few things. Yeah, I think grass season is looking good for me."
It's been somewhat of a shaky year physically for Jabeur so being healthy for grass is a good sign.

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