Ons Jabeur wasn’t able to win her first Grand Slam title a few weeks ago at Wimbledon. The Tunisian tennis player, in the second consecutive final on the laws of the All England Club, suffered a painful defeat by the outsider and now champion. Marketa Vondrousova.On the Advantage Connors podcastUS tennis legend Jimmy Connors talked with Brett Connors about the women’s final of the Championships. Connors pointed to Jabeur’s big problem in these matches: “You know, I think she’s been in three finals and out of the last five or six Grand Slams if I’m not mistaken.
And you know, playing some good tennis but she stalls.Yeah, it seems that she stalls when she gets to the final. I guess it was what, two or three years ago where, you know, I’m not gonna say you jumped on the Ons Jabeur bandwagon but you picked her for you know, for a while to really start breaking through and making a name for herself.
And she sure has done that.”
Jabeur’s words after the Wimbledon final
Three Grand Slam finals and three defeats. The Tunisian tennis player Ons Jabeur is living a real nightmare and once again misses the appointment with the Slam success, a success that would be historic not only for her, but above all for Tunisia and the entire African continuum ent. The defeat came at its climax, and the Tunisian appeared almost in tears after the match, when she said: “It was a very tough match, I think Marketa played the right match to win this final. I hope to learn from this challenge and come back stronger.
The words of Princess Kate of Wales? She was very kind, she told me the same words last year. She didn’t know whether to hug me and I told her that hugs are always welcome from me. It was a good moment after the final. focused on that, she probably did it a bit but I can’t say that with the roof open things would have been different.
I’m happy for her that she won her first Grand Slam, she’s had so many injuries and I’m happy for her. I wish her the best, I wish her to win more Grand Slams. Honestly I was feeling so much pressure and stressed but I told myself it’s normal.
I did everything I could. At the end of the match I told myself it wasn’t the right time, I hope that like the other champions of the past I will be able to reach this title.”