Ons Jabeur is guaranteed to become from next Monday the first tennis player from an Arab country to enter the World Top 10, after qualifying for the quarterfinals of the Indian Wells (WTA) tournament.
The 27-year-old Tunisian had no difficulty on Tuesday evening in crossing the obstacle of the Russian Anna Kalinskaya, ranked 151st, during the Californian tournament, to win her 47th victory this year.
His rise in the world rankings in recent years was already remarkable. But entering the Top 10 of the international weekly ranking takes her to the next level, for the first time in her career as a professional player. Jabeur is guaranteed to be at least 9th in the WTA standings on Monday after reaching the quarterfinals at Indian Wells. She will face Estonian Anett Kontaveit on Wednesday.
” tweeted Ons Jabeur of his entry into the WTA Top 10. She was already the first player from an Arab country to reach the quarter-finals of one of the four major tournaments, first at the Australian Open in 2020 and then at Wimbledon in 2021. She was also the first player. from an Arab country to win a WTA title last June at the Birmingham tournament (Great Britain).
Ons Jabeur has also increased its chances of booking a ticket to the Final Masters Championship scheduled for Guadalajara, Mexico, from November 10 to 17, featuring the world's top 8 players.
I always told my mom that I wanted to be number one in the world.
I've always believed in it, but major WTA wins are a dream come true, and I hope I can inspire the next generation.
Few players in my country play tennis,
”said Ons Jabeur after his victory on Tuesday.