"I've learned I shouldn't be afraid of failing": Ons Jabeur reveals reason behind chasing dream of Grand Slam tile despite three failures

Friday, 21 June 2024 at 15:04
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Tunisia’s tennis star Ons Jabeur has stated that she will continue chasing her dream of winning a Grand Slam. The 29-year-old remains one of the most consistent players in women’s tennis. In the last three years, she has played in the final of a major event three times. However, on every occasion, she has ended up on the losing side.
Jabeur is currently taking part in the Berlin Ladies Open where she has booked her place in the quarterfinal after beating Linda Noskova in the final with a score of 6-7, 6-3, 6-4. The Ksar Hellal-born star was quoted in a report where she discussed her motivation for pursuing her dream. She also stated that she will continue to pursue her dream even if she falters in future attempts.
"I come from a very small country, a continent that dreams of seeing someone win a Grand Slam," she said. "It becomes more and more personal for me because it's always tough to arrive to the final and not win it. But I'm going to keep chasing my dream and what I've learned is that I shouldn't be afraid of failing. If I arrive again to the final and I fail again and I stand up again and go back again to another final."
Jabeur first lost in the final at Wimbledon in 2022 as Elena Rybakina came out on top with a score of 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. She then suffered a defeat in the final of the US Open in 2022 to the current world number one Iga Swiatek who emerged victorious in straight sets with a score of 6-2, 7-6.
Jabeur last lost in the Wimbledon final last year to Marketa Vondrousova, who won the contest in straight sets with a score of 6-4, 6-4. The world number 10 will now face America’s Coco Gauff in the quarterfinal of the Berlin Ladies Open.
The young American tennis star booked her place in the last eight after beating Ekaterina Alexandrova in straight sets with a score of 7-6, 6-2.

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