- Ons Jabeur baby conception plans scuttled following her Wimbledon 2023 loss
- She lost to Marketa Vondrousova
- It was her third Grand Slam final loss
Ons Jabeur baby conception plans scuttled following her Wimbledon 2023 loss
The Tunisian tennis star recently revealed that she had made a deal with her husband Karim Kamoun that they would take their relationship a step higher if she won the third Grand Slam of the year.
Having a baby means a lot to them and they both saw it as a good way to celebrate her first Grand Slam victory.
Ons Jabeur Baby Conception Plans
Jabeur had an agreement with her husband to try and conceive if she won the Wimbledon. Wimbledon is among the major tournaments she believes she should win having played in the finals two years in a row but lost.
She revealed it in a new documentary titled ‘This Is Me’.
“Had I won Wimbledon, I could have gone for a baby right away,” she said.
She played in 2022 against Elena Rybakina but lost. The world No. 6 remained focused a season later and battled it out with Marketa Vondrousova.
Unfortunately, she lost in two straight sets sealing Vondrousova’s victory. The 2023 Wimbledon was her third maiden final having played at the US Open 2022 final but lost to Iga Swiatek.
Her pairing with Vondrousova gave her a lot of hope since it was the Czech’s first major slam final. However, she surprised Jabeur in two sets forcing the Tunisian to break down after the loss.
During the trophy ceremony, she became visibly emotional, tears streaming down her face. She initially struggled to speak, admitting it was “very tough”.
She termed it the “most painful loss of my career” and acknowledged the pressure she felt, both to win for herself and for Tunisia and Africa.
How Did Ons Jabeur React to Her Wimbledon Loss?
Looking back, she sees this loss as a big setback to her dreams and ambition in tennis.
“It was the toughest loss of my career because emotionally it destroyed me, not only winning Wimbledon, but the idea of having a baby just vanished with the trophy of Wimbledon,” she reflects.
Seeded at No. 6 globally, Jabeur is poised to pursue her inaugural Grand Slam victory in the upcoming Australian Open.
Despite her high ranking, Melbourne Park has been a challenging venue for her, with the quarter-final appearance in 2020 standing as her best achievement at the tournament.
The prospect of Jabeur realizing her dream of clinching a Grand Slam title, be it at this year’s Australian Open or any other Major, remains uncertain.
Should she triumph, the Tunisian player would likely experience immense relief and might even contemplate starting a family with her husband.
Who is Ons Jabeur?
Jabeur tennis history makes Africa visible on a worldwide scale. Together with Angela Oukutoyi from Kenya, they make a formidable women’s doubles team. Jabeur is a professional tennis player from Tunisia competing on the WTA tour since 2011. As of January 2023, her world ranking stands at No. 30.
Jabeur made several notable achievements throughout her career, including becoming the first Arab woman to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament at the 2020 Australian Open.
She became the first Tunisian woman to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament at the 2019 French Open. Besides, she also reached several WTA finals and has won two WTA titles. One in 2017 at the Tournoi de Québec and the other in 2019 at the Open de Limoges.
tennis history dates back to her formative years as a three-year-old. But she started playing tennis competitively when she was eight. Her stint on the ITF junior circuit came with several victories as she won several tournaments before turning professional in 2011.
Many nicknamed her ‘Roger Federer’ due to her resemblance of play to that of the retired Swiss tennis player. Jabeur played tennis differently than most of her peers. The Tunisian is more of an on-court artist, employing angles and spin to out-craft her opponents.