Jabeur feels she 'rushed' return after Stuttgart injury: "But that's because I wanted to be ready for the French Open"

Ons Jabeur was beaten by Beatriz Haddad Maia in the Roland Garros (French Open) quarter-final and she was happy to have finished the event without any injuries.

Jabeur dealt with injuries this year with the Stuttgart Open being the event where she had a lower-leg injury. She missed Madrid because of it and didn't have a really great prep for Roland Garros. Even so, she put forward a good level nearly making it to the semi-final where she would have played Iga Switek for a place in the final.

After the match, Jabeur spoke about being relieved that nothing is hurting:

"Yeah, thank God, there is nothing hurting. I didn't have much time to prepare, especially for the clay season because it's more physical than any other surface. I'm feeling okay. I think I rushed my way back on tour, but that's because I wanted to be ready for the French Open. You know, like all the training and the physical training, maybe I didn't have enough time to prepare for that, but I did my maximum. I did what I could do in a short time period."

Credit to the oppenent

Despite the loss coming mostly because of her own doing, Jabeur still credited Haddad Maia for keeping up the fight. She compared their stories highlighting what she's been doing for Brazil as well:

"But, yeah, she probably played longer than me, but she's a beast, and I wish her all the best. I mean, honestly, what she's doing for (Brazil), I feel like my story and her story are a little bit similar. I'm very happy for her and for Brazil, and hopefully she can do much more for her country. But, yeah, for me now I'm going to try to rest a little bit and be ready, but I'm good for now."

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