Ons Jabeur on Battling Teary-Eyed, Saying Thank You to Her Team

Play Audio Clip Listen to audio clip. “It’s been a very, very tough year for me, but I think I have an amazing team around me and I have a phenomenal coach which I…

Ons Jabeur on Battling Teary-Eyed, Saying Thank You to Her Team

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“It’s been a very, very tough year for me, but I think I have an amazing team around me and I have a phenomenal coach which I can’t talk about. I just started to enjoy tennis again. I think we were going through the same things together and I think it’s helped that we both started to enjoy what we do. So, for me I just want to give thanks to my team for their support and I think that I am ready to see what the future holds for me, and I think I’m heading in the right direction.”

— Jabeur on breaking into the top 10

One of the most intriguing stories on the ATP tour is the rise of Tunisian player Ons Jabeur who has moved inside the top 10 for the first time in her career and will now face former world number one Serena Williams in the third round in New York.

Jabeur is also the first African or Arab player to crack the top 10 since Spaniard Larraín did so in 2008.

Jabeur has never appeared in a Grand Slam quarter-final and is the youngest Grand Slam competitor in the tournament since Dominika Cibulkova came through the same route in 2011.

Jabeur has not been a fan of Williams, but she thinks her upcoming meeting with the 23-time Grand Slam champion will be a perfect test.

FOX’s David Asman spoke with Jabeur after her match.

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