“So, they don’t get jealous,” Ons Jabeur revels in Arab feminine pride as she shoots Emma Raducanu out of Abu Dhabi to claim a spot in the quarter finals

Ons Jabeur produced a superb performance against Emma Raducanu, making her way into the quarterfinals at the Abu Dhabi Open. 


“So, they don’t get jealous,” Ons Jabeur revels in Arab feminine pride as she shoots Emma Raducanu out of Abu Dhabi to claim a spot in the quarter finals

Ons Jabeur and Emma Raducanu (Image via: Imago)

Ons Jabeur beat Emma Raducanu in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals of the Abu Dhabi Open. It was the first meetup between the two superstars on the WTA Tour. Jabeur turned up big time and beat the 2021 US Open winner in straight sets.

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After the win in the on-court interview, the Tunisian opened up about her home nation, Tunisia, and how she wishes to make her countrymen proud. 

I come from a very very small country that has a lot of potential. I’m very proud to be a Tunisian and Arab woman. To show the example that Nothing is impossible. I wish all the best for all the women from my country & Arab countries. Also, for the men, so they don’t get jealous.
Ons Jabeur said during on court interview

Jabeur has always been vocal about her home nation in interviews. Even her father and husband have stated that the people of Tunisia support Jabeur whenever she is playing. 

The 29-year-old made a rough start to the season after an early elimination in the 2024 Australian Open. Thus, she would like to gain some momentum by winning the Abu Dhabi Open.

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The home favorite Ons Jabeur was all class in the match against Raducanu

Raducanu made a good start to the match, pushing the three-time Grand Slam finalist into a close opening set. However, Jabeur proved to be too strong for Raducanu, who is coming after eight months due to surgery.

The home favorite Ons Jabeur emerged victorious against Emma Raducanu in the Round of 16 of the Abu Dhabi Open, beat her in straight sets.
Ons Jabeur and Emma Raducanu (image via: WTA)

Even though the Brit saved three set points during the opening set of the match, Jabeur held serve in the next to clinch the set. After the match, the Tunisian had some kind words for her opponent, Raducanu. 

Emma is such an amazing player, I wish her all the best because I know she can play much better. I am a big fan of hers. 
the 2023 Wimbledon finalist said

The home favorite, Jabeur, will face Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia in the quarterfinals of the tournament.

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