Emptiness Greets a Surprised Ons Jabeur at Wimbledon Presser and Prompts Her Signature Sense of Humor to Take Center Stage – ‘Is No One Coming?’

Published 07/08/2023, 1:11 AM EDT

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While the action heats up on the grass courts of the 2023 Wimbledon Championships, cool and witty moments are always a treat for the fans and players. And who better than World Number 6 from Tunisia, Ons Jabeur? The 28-year-old has proved time and again why she is one of the greatest when it comes to hilarious sense. Recently, she had another such moment at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament.

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The incident occurred after the former Wimbledon finalist’s easy second-round win over the Chinese opponent, Zhuoxuan Bai. As Jabeur entered the room for her post-match press conference, she was greeted by empty seats. However, the Tunisian made a light-hearted atmosphere out of the unfavorable moment, showing her witty best.

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The video of Jabeur’s post-match press conference after her second-round win at Wimbledon quickly went viral all over the internet. As the host welcomed her at the presser, Jabeur was surprised to see an empty room. Further, she asked, “Is no one coming? I’ve been announced?” The Tunisian brought a smile to her face as she took the situation in her stride.

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Responding to Jabeur’s question, the host said that she’ll ask the questions first. However, Jabeur said that there was no one and that she could wait till everyone comes in. In the meantime, the two-time Grand Slam finalist made the environment hilarious by asking the host to take her seat because the room would be full in no time. Talking about this, she said, “Be careful, there’s a lot of people. If you can find a seat… They have good snacks inside, maybe? Better than here. Oh, they went to The Weekend. Everybody went to The Weekend.”

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Jabeur has had the habit of showing her wittiness over and over again. Last year too, a hilarious moment took place before her big match against Iga Swiatek.

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Jabeur’s ‘parachute’ remark

Prior to her 2022 Italian Open final match against World Number 1, Iga Swiatek, the Tunisian made a funny statement that took over the headlines. While Jabeur was on an 11-match winning streak, Swiatek was on a 27-match winning run. Commenting on this, Jabeur said, “So tomorrow the plane will crash and there is only one parachute. I hope I take it (laughter). “I’m the co-pilot, though. There is no priority there.”

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Jabeur’s winning run was eventually broken by Swiatek as the latter defeated the Tunisian in straight sets 6-2, 6-2. The World Number 6 would be looking to get the better of Swiatek at the ongoing Wimbledon Championships. The two are placed in the opposite half of the draw and could potentially meet in a mouth-watering Wimbledon final.

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.
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