Jabeur doesn't see lack of matches as a disadvantage heading into Roland Garros

Wednesday, 24 May 2023 at 18:00
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Ons Jabeur believes that she will achieve great results in the upcoming French Open.
The Tunisian recently experienced an unexpected defeat in the Rome Open. Despite facing a strong opponent (Paula Badosa), Jabeur was far from displaying her usual level, especially considering that clay is a preferred surface for the world No. 7.
“Maybe it doesn’t matter if you have a lot of matches coming in or the confidence is high. Maybe this year is better that I have no matches under my belt and just trying to get through the journey.” Jabeur said.
“I love clay, I love playing on clay; it’s probably the only surface that I don’t need matches under my belt to play good,’’ former US Open finalist added.
Despite her defeat in Rome, Jabeur became the champion in Charleston by defeating Belinda Bencic in the final.
“I feel like I was playing correct tennis, I was playing the tennis that I needed to play and everything went my way. I played, I think, the best final of my career. Everything was meant to be there.”
After that, she reached the semifinals in Stuttgart, where she had to retire during her match against Iga Swiatek. Jabeur is preparing to showcase her best level at Roland Garros and accumulate points that can be crucial for the rest of the season, as she was quickly eliminated in the first round last year.
“For me, maybe I have less pressure this Roland-Garros but you know I like pressure, so I’m trying to find the good pressure to keep me alive and play a good game.
“I think I will be able to have great results at Roland-Garros,” Jabeur concluded.

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