Ons Jabeur

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Ons Jabeur
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Ons Jabeur in 2014
Country (sports)  Tunisia
Residence Tunis, Tunisia
Born (1994-08-28) 28 August 1994 (age 22)
Ksar Hellal, Tunisia
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro 2010
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $253,936
Career record 148–73
Career titles 10 ITF
Highest ranking 104 (12 June 2017)
Current ranking 104 (12 June 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2015)
French Open 3R (2017)
Wimbledon Q3 (2014)
US Open 1R (2014)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2012, 2016)
Career record 12–9
Career titles 1 ITF
Highest ranking 698 (13 September 2010)
Last updated on: 3 August 2015.

Ons Jabeur (Arabic: أُنْس جابر‎‎ Uns Jābir; born 28 August 1994 in Ksar Hellal) is a Tunisian tennis player.

Jabeur has won seven singles and one doubles title on the ITF tour in her career. On 13 September 2010, she peaked at world number 698 in the doubles rankings.

Jabeur's greatest success has come as a junior, when she won the Girls' Singles title at the 2011 French Open, having also reached the final of the same event just one year prior.



Jabeur participated in the US Open for the first time in 2010. In the girls' doubles, she and her partner Yulia Putintseva reached the quarter final after defeating Miyu Kato and Brooke Austin, Emi Mutaguchi and Risa Ozaki, but lost to Daria Gavrilova and Irina Khromacheva. She reached the semifinal in the girls' singles after defeating the Japanese Risa Ozaki, the Russian Irina Khromacheva, the Canadian Eugenie Bouchard and the Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia. She lost to Russian girl Yulia Putintseva. Earlier that year, she reached the final of the French Open at Roland-Garros by defeating Sophia Kovalets, Caroline Garcia, Morgane Pons, Sloane Stephens and Irina Khromacheva. She was defeated by the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina.


Reaching the second girls' singles final in row at the Roland Garros, she succeeded this time defeating the Puerto Rican Monica Puig in straight sets (7–6(10–8), 6–1). She became the first North African Woman to win a Grand Slam Tournament at any category.[1]


She first played in WTA tournaments in 2012, and she played in the 2012 Olympics, losing to Sabine Lisicki in round-of-64 play. In 2013 she reached the quarterfinals of the WTA event in Baku Azerbaijan, winning over defending champion Bojana Jovanovski in the second round, and pushing her singles ranking into the top 200. She first appeared in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament at the 2014 US Open, losing to Andrea Petkovic.


In her second main draw Grand Slam appearance, she lost to Vera Zvonareva at the 2015 Australian Open. She represented Tunisia at the 2016 Olympics, losing to Daria Kasatkina. During 2015 and 2016 her ranking occasionally dropped below the top 200 for a few months at a time, but she ended 2016 ranked 193.


During 2017 she had steady success at WTA tournaments, bringing her ranking to 114 just before the French Open. She lost in the third round of the French Open Qualifiers, but received a Lucky Loser slot when Laura Siegemund withdrew from the main draw. She won her first Grand Slam victory over Ana Bogdan, achieved her first win over a top-10 player, Dominika Cibulkova, in the second round,[2][3] and lost to Timea Bacsinszky in the third.

Career statistics[edit]

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Girls' Singles (1–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2010 French Open Clay Ukraine Elina Svitolina 2–6, 5–7
Winner 2011 French Open Clay Puerto Rico Monica Puig 7–6(10–8), 6–1

ITF circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 14 (10–4)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 30 October 2009 Monastir, Tunisia Hard Netherlands Elise Tamaëla 2–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 26 April 2010 Antalya, Turkey Clay Poland Sandra Zaniewska 2–1 ret.
Winner 2. 19 July 2010 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Russia Anna Morgina 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 23 April 2012 Tunis, Tunisia Clay Poland Sandra Zaniewska 4–6, 6–4, 2–6
Winner 3. 22 April 2013 Tunis, Tunisia Clay Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo 6–3, 6–2
Winner 4. 12 May 2013 Fukuoka, Japan Grass Belgium An-Sophie Mestach 7–6(7–2), 6–2
Winner 5. 19 May 2013 Kurume, Japan Grass Belgium An-Sophie Mestach 6–0, 6–2
Winner 6. 27 October 2013 Saguenay, Canada Hard (i) United States Coco Vandeweghe 6–7(0–7), 6–0, 6-3
Winner 7. 10 May 2014 Tunis, Tunisia Clay Russia Valeria Savinykh 6-3 7-6(4)
Runner-up 3. 10 August 2014 Landisville, United States Hard Poland Paula Kania 7–5, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 27 October 2014 Nantes, France Hard (i) Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková 5–7, 2–6
Winner 8. 17 January 2016 Daytona Beach, United States Clay Ukraine Olga Fridman 0–6, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 9. 31 January 2016 Sunrise, United States Clay United States Anna Tatishvili 3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Winner 10. 8 May 2016 Tunis, Tunisia Clay Switzerland Romina Oprandi 1–6, 6–2, 6-2

Doubles: 2 (1–1)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 3 October 2009 Monastir, Tunisia Hard Tunisia Nour Abbès Netherlands Elise Tamaëla
Netherlands Nicole Thijssen
1–6, 7–5, [4–10]
Winner 1. 19 July 2010 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Slovakia Katarína Baranová Russia Galina Fokina
Russia Anna Morgina
6–3, 6–3

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Australian Open A A A 1R A Q3 0–1
French Open Q2 A Q1 Q2 A 3R 2–1
Wimbledon A Q1 Q3 A Q1 0–0
US Open A Q1 1R Q1 Q1 0–1
Total 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 2–3

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
1. Slovakia Dominika Cibulkova No. 7 French Open, Paris, France Clay 2R 6–4, 6–3


  1. ^ Rizvi, Ahmed (January 6, 2012). "Tennis player Ons Jabeur is on the way up". The National. Retrieved 2017-05-31. 
  2. ^ "French Open: Ons Jabeur Stuns Dominika Cibulkova, Becomes First Arab Woman In Slam Third Round". ndtv.sports.com. Agence France-Presse. May 31, 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-01. 
  3. ^ Rothenberg, Ben (June 1, 2017). "Ons Jabeur Achieves Victory, and a Milestone, at the French Open". New York Times. Retrieved 2017-06-07. 

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