Ons Jabeur withdraws from Courmayeur Ladies Open, WTA Finals qualification in question
The 2021 season has been a stellar one from Ons Jabeur who did some amazing things this season. She became the first Arab woman to win a WTA event. She became the first Arab woman to reach a Grand Slam semifinal and she might end up being the first Arab woman to qualify for the WTA Finals. Her chances last week were pretty good but a sequence of unfortunate events this week brings some unwanted news for the Tunisian.
She suffered an elbow injury in her first match at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow which forced her to retire from the match. That injury is now preventing her from playing at the Courmayeur Ladies Open in Italy. Jabeur officially withdrew from the event not long ago and that brings her WTA Finals qualification in question. The Tunisian player is currently occupying a place that will send her to Mexico however one player is not far behind.
Anett Kontaveit has the chance to snatch the final sport in Guadalajara from Jabeur. The only way she can do it however is if she wins the Transylvania Open. That event has the likes of Halep and Raducanu in the draw so it will be tough, yet Kontaveit proved resourceful. She came back in dramatic fashion today against Alexandrova in Moscow to win the Kremlin Cup giving herself a chance. Who will get it remains to be seen.