“Hopefully this will never, ever happen again,” Ons Jabeur hits out on the Tour officials for the debacle in not constructing the stadium for WTA Finals in time
Jabeur not happy with the delay of stadium construction before the WTA Finals.
Ons Jabeur (Credits: Reuters)
The Tunisian star Ons Jabeur hits out on the tour officials as she spoke about the inefficiency of constructing the stadium for the WTA Finals in time. Jabeur will kickstart her WTA championship campaign with the first match against the American star and the current US Open champion Coco Gauff on the 31st of October, 2023.
As Jabeur spoke about the delay in the construction of the stadium, she hoped that this would not happen ever again as she would like to have a practice session on the courts before the actual game.
I mean, obviously as a player, I wish the stadium was ready couple of days before in order to have a better preparation & everything. I don’t want to take the effort that the construction team had done for the past six weeks, I guess."Jabeur at WTA Finals press conference
Jabeur continued on her concerns despite thanking the workers for doing hard work to make the construction as soon as possible.
I know they done a lot of hard work. I want to thank them for that. I’m not very happy that this is the first day we hit on the stadium. This is such a big event. We should have been able to be ready & hit on the court. Hopefully this will never, ever, ever happen again. Like ever.
Ons Jabeur’s bittersweet 2023 season
The Tunisian World No.7 Ons Jabeur has had a bittersweet year where she was able to win two titles and reach the finals of Wimbledon for the second year straight. Her final loss against Marketa Vondrousova in Wimbledon must have been a hard pill to swallow for the Tunisian star despite the odds favoring her.
By keeping her spirit high throughout the season, she also became the only player to reach a WTA final on all three surfaces this year (Not including team events.) By qualifying for the season-ending WTA finals, she also became the third African player to reach two consecutive WTA finals after Greer Stevens and Amanda Coetzer.
Jabeur had a better 2022 season compared as she finished as World Number 2 and got into the US Open final as well. The Tunisian star will be looking to end the season on a high note by winning the WTA finals for the first time in her career.
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