Ons Jabeur struggles to hide the disappointment after the second defeat in a Grand Slam final this season but still tries to look at the positive side of the matter and above all to identify the objectives for the coming months.
She in fact explained: “I will have more time to prepare for Wimbledon and the US Open next year. Now there will be the Masters, which is a kind of Mini-Slam, I still feel I have a lot to prove. I will have no points to defend in Australia, at the Roland Garros and at Wimbledon so I will definitely try to become world number one.”
She then added: “The final defeat at Wimbledon was hard to stomach, but even that is tough. I will sleep a few hours in the next few days. Winning and losing is part of tennis anyway, it took me some time to win my first title.
WTA and it will probably take a little longer for this.”
Ons Jabeur: “I cried after the US Open final”
She told without too much fear how she reacted to the defeat in the dressing rooms: “The first thing I did was cry.
But it was nice to get all those emotions out. Now I will enjoy these two weeks, rest and then go back to work for the last tournaments of the season. There is a tournament in Tunisia, so it will be fantastic for me.” Jabeur is redefining the concept of The first African tennis to...
, and it is from this assumption that he tried to explain what it would mean to win a Grand Slam or at least keep close to the top of the standings. She then concluded: “In terms of results, I would like to win a Grand Slam to show that it is not impossible for a woman from my country, or my continent, to do such a thing.
In the future it will certainly be something I will want to do, help others. My wish is that African girls always believe in themselves. I did it.”