Andy Murray and Billie Jean King Congratulate Ons Jabeur as She is About to Create History

Published 10/14/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 2, 2021 Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur reacts during her third round match against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza REUTERS/Peter Nicholls


Ons Jabeur recently steamrolled over Anna Kalinskaya in the pre-quarters of Indian Wells 2021. She gave absolutely no chance to her opponent and defeated her in straight sets. The final scoreline of the match was 6-2, 6-2. Interestingly, her recent performance has her on the verge of a historic feat for which legends like Andy Murray and Billie Jean King are congratulating her.

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Ons Jabeur has lost just a single set at the Indian Wells 2021 so far. She is now in the quarter-finals of the tournament and will face Anett Kontaveit there.

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Andy Murray reacts as Ons Jabeur is about to enter the history books

After her recent victory against Kalinskaya, Jabeur is expected to break into the list of the top-10 WTA players next week. When that happens, she will become the first Arab tennis player-male or female-in the history of the sport to achieve this feat. As a result, 3-time Grand Slam champion, Andy Murray seemed really happy for her and reacted on Twitter.

“That’s very cool,” wrote the former World No.1 on Twitter. Ons already holds the record for the first Arab woman to win a WTA title at this year’s Birmingham Classic.

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Billie Jean King also extends her congratulations to Ons Jabeur

Tennis legend and 12-time Grand Slam champion Billie Jean King also congratulated Jabeur on Twitter for her phenomenal accomplishment. She even shared a beautiful picture with Ons on the social media platform.

Aug 12, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Ons Jabeur of Tunisia hits a shot against Bianca Andreescu of Canada (not pictured) during third round play at Stade IGA. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

“Congratulations to Ons Jabeur, who has advanced to the quarterfinals of IndianWells, and is projected to break into the Top 10 of the WTA rankings next week. In doing so, she will become the first Arab tennis player to reach the Top 10 in either ATP or WTA rankings history,” tweeted Jean King.

Jabeur was quick to respond to Jean King’s message as well. She retweeted her tweet and thanked her.

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“Thank you Billie,” tweeted Jabeur.

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Ons Jabeur will cross her paths with Anett Kontaveit in the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells 2021 today. Fans have huge expectations from the Tunisian player and want her to play some brilliant tennis against Kontaveit. Will she be able to succeed at the tournament this year?

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Anshul Singh is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 1000 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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