Ons Jabeur won her first WTA 1000 title on Saturday, taking down Jessica Pegula 7-5, 0-6, 6-2 to win the Madrid Open.
It was a back-and-forth 1-hour and 54-minute victory for the 10th-ranked player in the world. It’s her second career title after she became the first Arab woman to win a Hologic WTA Tour singles title last year.
On hand for the win were all of Jabeur’s siblings as well as the head of the Tunisian tennis federation.
Ons Jabeur’s siblings and the head of the Tunisian tennis federation flew in last night and all got to witness her special moment today ❤️❤️🏆 pic.twitter.com/jbD1vbQJwr— Reem Abulleil (@ReemAbulleil) May 7, 2022
Ons Jabeur’s siblings and the head of the Tunisian tennis federation flew in last night and all got to witness her special moment today ❤️❤️🏆 pic.twitter.com/jbD1vbQJwr
Jabeur has had a great start to the year, finishing runner-up at the Charleston Open and making a quarterfinal run in Stuttgart. In total, she’s won 12 clay-court matches so far this season, leading the tour on the surface. It’s her 20th match win overall on the season.
She’s expected to return to her career-high No. 7 in the world.