Ons Jabeur has made it to the quarter-finals of the Roland-Garros tournament for the first time in her career. Ons Jabeur defeated Bernarda Pera in the fourth round of the 2023 French Open and is set the face the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia in the quarter-finals. Ons Jabeur who is currently World No.7 has a unique take on her Grand Slam aspirations and journey.
‘My motto for this tournament is: I’d lost twice on Chatrier and I won the third time; I’d lost twice in R4 and I won the third time; I lost twice in the final of a Grand Slam, so maybe the third time will be the charm as well’, said the Tunisian. She became the first African player to reach the quarter-finals at all four Grand Slam tournaments in the Open Era.
Marion Bartoli, a former professional tennis player who won the 2013 Wimbledon Championships singles asked Ons Jabeur about her preparations for the 2023 French Open quarter-finals. “You’re already a 2-time Slam finalist at Wimbledon & US Open last year… How are you going to prepare for your quarterfinal at Roland Garros?”, asked Marion Bartoli. Ons Jabeur was quick to subtly point out Bartoli’s Wimbledon triumph and replied, “The two finals you talked about.. Maybe you need to tell me how to win Wimbledon since you’ve been there”
Ons Jabeur has her eyes set on the 2023 Roland Garros prize. She seemed to have found new inspiration after heartbreakingly losing in the finals of Wimbledon and the US Open last year.
Ons Jabeur hits Cristiano Ronaldo’s SIUUU celebration
Ons Jabeur swiftly defeated Bernarda Pera in straight sets and made it to the quarter-finals of the 2023 French Open. She did not forget to celebrate flashily as she did Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic SIUUU celebration after winning the fourth round.
Ons Jabeur has made it to the quarter-finals of the Roland-Garros for the first time in her career. After her comfortable 4th round victory, Jabeur walked towards the dressing room filled with joy. She could not hold her excitement and hit the SIUUU celebration.
Jabeur’s team congratulated her in a very heartwarming way. Ons Jabeur is not the first tennis player to copy this celebration as Nick Kyrgios as did it during the 2022 Australian Open.
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