Tunisian tenniswoman Ons Jabeur is almost certain of breaking into the Top 10 of the WTA rankings on Monday, after she qualified for the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells Open. She will thus become the first Arab tennis player to cross the threshold of the top 10 in the ATP / WTA ranking
World’s 14th Jabeur, 27, had no difficulty to eliminate Tuesday Russian Anna Kalinskaya (93rd), to secure her 47 win this year.
Her rise in the WTA rankings over the past few years was already remarkable. But by entering the Top 10 of the weekly international ranking, she will be moving up to a higher level for the first time in her career as a professional player.
Jabeur is certain of featuring at least in the 9th place at the WTA rankings on Monday after reaching the quarter-finals in Indian Wells, where she will face world’s 20th Estonian Anett Kontaveit.
She was 14th after qualifying for the final of the Chicago tournament, losing to Spain’s Garbine Muguruza.
“Believe”, tweeted Ons Jabeur about her entry into the WTA Top 10.
She was already the first player from an Arab country to reach the quarterfinals of one of the four major tournaments, first at the Australian Open in 2020 and then at Wimbledon in 2021.
She was also the first player from an Arab country to win a WTA title last June in Birmingham, UK.
«I always told my mother that I want to be number 1. I always believed in it, but winning on the WTA tour is a dream that comes true every time. I hope I can inspire the new generation, not so many boys play in my country, but I am proof that even in Tunisia we can do it, to grow and become excellent tennis players. By working hard, believing in yourself, you will make it,» Ons Jabeur said after her win on Tuesday.
Source: Tap News Agency