WATCH: Ons Jabeur Looks Shattered as She Breaks Down in Tears at WTA Abu Dhabi 2024


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
Tennis can be a tough sport, isn’t it? Ask Ons Jabeur, who is currently playing at the Abu Dhabi Open. During her quarterfinal match against Beatriz Haddad Maia there, the Tunisian star had tears in her eyes and broke down in the middle of the game. The incident occurred during the second set as she was preparing to receive Haddad Maia’s serve.
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While it was unclear if she was suffering from a physical issue or if it was something else, it was indeed heartbreaking to see Jabeur cry. She is one of the most cheerful tennis players on the women’s tour currently and it was sad to see her in this state.
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The video of Jabeur breaking down went viral all over the internet and it left fans concerned about her situation. The actual reason behind this situation is still unknown and fans will be hoping that the ‘Minister of Happiness’ won’t need to shed any more tears.
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Meanwhile, her Brazilian opponent dominated throughout the match and dished out an easy victory over Jabeur in straight sets 3-6, 4-6. With this, the Tunisian star suffered another disappointing defeat following her second-round loss at the Australian Open. However, this is not the first time she has got emotional on the court. Last year, she had a similar incident at the Wimbledon Championships.
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When Ons Jabeur broke down despite reaching the Wimbledon final
A few months back, the 29-year-old finished as a runner-up at the Wimbledon Championships. It was her second consecutive defeat in the Wimbledon summit clash, having also lost the final in 2022. During the post-match presentation ceremony after her defeat against Marketa Vondrousova, Jabeur broke down.
She had given it her all in the campaign but still couldn’t succeed, faltering in the final hurdle. Nonetheless, she got huge support from the crowd, being one of the most-liked players on the court. When asked about her thoughts about the final, she said, “I think this is the most painful loss of my career.”
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Ons Jabeur will look to come back strongly and address concerns, if any, after her defeat against Haddad Maia. Meanwhile, tennis fans will have to keep their fingers crossed and hope that there’s nothing serious about Jabeur’s emotional breakdown.
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