Ons Jabeur Was the Sensation at Wimbledon Championships 2021, Says Top Journalist

Published 07/18/2021, 8:27 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


The 2021 Wimbledon Championships was full of surprises this year. Records were broken, upsets were taking place and new champions were arising. Among the surprises at the grass Major was Ons Jabeur who had a good run at the event.

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The Tunisian national made a few records at the SW19 this year, as a result of which everyone is talking about her. American journalist Steve Flink and Italian journalist Ubaldo Scanaggata have applauded the player for her efforts.

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She was the sensation of the tournament: Flink on Ons Jabeur

Ons Jabeur became the first Arab woman to reach the Wimbledon Championships quarterfinals. She played with great determination and grit to reach that stage of the tournament. However, Jabeur could not pass the quarterfinal hurdle, as she lost to Aryna Sabalenka.

She was maybe the sensation of the tournament in many ways. She caused a lot of stir and deservedly so with the way she played to get to the quarters. I hope we will see more of her because she seems to be very well liked and she has a fascinating game. Lots of variety, lots of different shots, drop shots well, she is a crowd pleaser as they say,” said Flink.

Aryna Sabalenka beat Ons Jabeur 6-4, 6-3 in the quarterfinals. However, the Tunisian played really well and put up a strong fight against Sabalenka.

Jabeur auctions her racquet for raising money

The Covid-19 spread in Tunisia has been on the rise in the past two months. Ons Jabeur auctioned her Wimbledon racquet, in order to raise funds for the treatment of patients. She is helping the hospitals in her country to fight the virus, as they fall short of equipment.

The racquet fetched 2000 Tunisian dinar after it was auctioned. Jabeur personally donated money into the fund for the equipment and drugs that the hospital bought.

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Ons is on her way to becoming one of the greatest women’s tennis players from her country. She will be ready for a strong finish at the Olympic Games and the US Open.

Jabeur beat the likes of Venus Williams, Garbine Muguruza and Iga Swiatek at the Wimbledon Championships. With such upsets, it is possible for her to beat the other top guns at major events.

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Suchit Halder is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Management Studies from St Xavier's College, Mumbai. With a keen interest in writing and sports, Suchit has previously worked as a content writer at Football Counter and worked with the content team for Delhi Capitals during IPL 2021.

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