‘I’m learning’: Ons Jabeur reaches French Open last eight for first time

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Fitness issues brought an abrupt halt to Tunisian’s remarkable rise but a fresh outlook has seen her prosper at Roland Garros

Ons Jabeur entered the French Open last year with her career on the rise. Having won the Madrid Open, her first WTA 1000 title, she immediately followed it with victory in Rome. Jabeur began the second grand slam tournament of the year as second favourite but crashed out in the first round.

One year on, the 28-year-old returned under completely different circumstances. She has spent much of this season injured, with setbacks continually halting her attempts to re-establish top form. Still, the seventh seed continues to advance through the draw. On Monday, Jabeur eased past Bernarda Pera 6-3, 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals here for the first time.

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Written by Tumaini Carayol at Roland Garros
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/jun/05/ons-jabeur-being-injured-was-part-of-my-path-im-stronger-mentally-now under the title “‘I’m learning’: Ons Jabeur reaches French Open last eight for first time”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.