World No 4 Ons Jabeur has landed in Indian Wells and she is ready to play her first tournament since the surgery. Jabeur, 28, kicked off her 2023 season at the Adelaide International, where she appeared to be hampered by a knee injury.
After suffering a second-round exit at the Australian Open, Jabeur had a minor surgery and she pulled out of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha. “So Happy To Be Back! Thank you all for your continuous support,” Jabeur wrote on Twitter.
Jabeur is returning to action after a successful surgery
On February 8th, Jabeur took to her social media to reveal that she had a minor surgery.
A week later, Jabeur shared a promising update to her fans, revealing that her surgery was successful. “Hi Everyone. This is an update on my medical situation. The minor surgery has been done and according to my medical team, it’s been successful I should be able to go back on the court and get back to work in the next week or so, I wanted to thank from the bottom of my heart, every single person who sent messages and showed support and Love.
I am really blessed to have you all behind me. Can’t wait to be back on the tour and share more memories with you,” Jabeur wrote on Instagram in mid-February. Now, Jabeur is healthy and ready to compete at the Sunshine Double.
In Indian Wells, Jabeur is set to make her fifth main draw appearance. In 2021, Jabeur enjoyed her best Indian Wells run as she reached the semifinal before losing to Paula Badosa. Last year, Jabeur didn’t enjoy much success in Indian Wells as she suffered a surpise second-round defeat to Daria Saville.
Considering that Jabeur hasn’t played in two months, it’s a bit unrealistic to expect her to be at her very best in her first tournament back.