Ons Jabeur

Birth Day August 28th, 1994
Birth Place Ksar Hellal
Age 29 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Virgo

About Ons Jabeur 

Ons Jabeur is a Tunisian professional tennis player, currently ranked as the No. 2 player in the world according to the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). She holds the distinction of being the highest-ranked African and Arab tennis player in WTA and ATP rankings history. Jabeur has won four singles titles on the WTA Tour and has an impressive record of eleven singles titles and one doubles title on the ITF Circuit. In 2022, she made history as the first Muslim and Arab player to reach a Grand Slam final, finishing as the runner-up at both Wimbledon and the US Open. Jabeur's tennis journey began at a young age and she achieved notable success in junior tennis, including winning the French Open junior girls' singles title in 2011. She has been a trailblazer for Arab women in tennis, breaking barriers and inspiring others with her achievements. Jabeur was coached by Nabil Mlika during her junior years and began working with Bertrand Perret in 2018, whom she felt understood and supported her style of play. In 2020, she switched coaches to Issam Jellali, with whom she had been collaborating for several years.

Ons Jabeur Early Life & Family

Ons Jabeur, born on August 28, 1994, hails from Ksar Hellal, Monastir, Tunisia, but grew up in the coastal town of Sousse. She holds Tunisian nationality and belongs to Tunisian-White ethnicity. As of 2022, she celebrated her 28th birthday, with her zodiac sign being Virgo. Ons is the daughter of her parents; Samira and Ridha Jabeur, and she has three siblings: Hatem Jabeur (older brother), Marwen Jabeur (older brother), and Yasmine Jabeur (older sister). At the tender age of three, her mother, who played tennis recreationally, introduced her to the sport. From ages four to thirteen, Ons trained under coach Nabil Mlika for ten years, initially starting at a tennis promotion center in her school. During her childhood, she faced challenges with limited access to tennis courts, training only on courts at nearby hotels due to her club's lack of facilities. Ons attributes her success to her parents' sacrifices, as they supported her journey and drove her to tournaments across Tunisia, encouraging her to attend a specialized school. She acknowledges her mother's unwavering belief in her dream, despite its uncertain outcome. Ons Jabeur follows the Islamic faith and occasionally adjusts certain practices, such as Ramadan, to accommodate her tournament schedule. 

At the age of 12, she relocated to Tunis to join the Lycée Sportif El Menzah, a national sports high school nurturing Tunisia's aspiring athletes. Later on, she pursued training opportunities in Belgium and France, commencing at the age of 16.

Tunisian Tennis Player, Ons Jabeur

Ons Jabeur Tennis Career

  • Ons Jabeur's journey in professional tennis began on the ITF Junior Circuit in August 2007, coinciding with her 13th birthday. 
  • In her debut tournament, the Grade 5 Al Fatah ITF Junior Tournament in Lebanon, she teamed up with Nour Abbès to win the doubles event.
  • Jabeur claimed her first Grade 5 singles title in January 2009 at the Fujairah ITF Junior Tennis Championships in the United Arab Emirates, defeating Abbès in the final and also securing the doubles title with her partner. 
  • As the year progressed, she found success in higher-level competitions, finishing as the runner-up in the Grade 2 International Junior Championships of Morocco and emerging victorious in the Grade 2 Smash International Junior Championships in Egypt, both in singles. 
  • She made her junior Grand Slam debut at the 2009 US Open but lost her opening match. 
  • Jabeur's breakthrough came in May 2010, when she achieved notable results at junior Grand Slam tournaments and Grade A events.
  • She reached the semifinals in doubles at the Trofeo Bonfiglio and advanced to the semifinals in singles at the French Open, defeating the third seed along the way. 
  • She also performed well at Wimbledon, reaching the quarterfinals in singles and the semifinals in doubles. 
  • Her junior career culminated with a triumph at the 2011 French Open, where she became the first North African woman to win a junior Grand Slam title. 
  • This achievement propelled her to No. 4 in the world junior rankings and made her the first Arab girl in history to claim a junior Grand Slam singles title. 
  • In addition, she triumphed in the doubles event at the Grade 1 Junior International Roehampton alongside Ashleigh Barty.
  • At the age of 14, she made her debut on the ITF Women's Circuit in 2008. 
  • In October 2009, she reached the finals of both the singles and doubles events at a $10K tournament in Monastir, narrowly losing to Elise Tamaëla in both matches. 
  • However, in May 2010, she claimed her first singles title at the $10K level in Antalya, Turkey. 
  • Just two months later, Jabeur achieved a remarkable feat by winning both the singles and doubles events at another $10K tournament in Casablanca, Morocco. Following a left wrist surgery and her triumph in a junior Grand Slam, she progressed to competing at the $25K and $50K levels in the summer of 2011.
  • Jabeur made her debut in the WTA Tour main draw at the age of 17, receiving a wildcard entry into the Premier 5 Qatar Open in February 2012, where she played a competitive match against Virginie Razzano. 
  • She continued to make waves by defeating world No. 33 Zheng Jie at the Dubai Tennis Championships the following week. 
  • Despite limited success on the ITF Circuit in 2012, reaching just one final at the $25K level, she entered the qualifying rounds of the French Open. Jabeur finished the year ranked No. 260 in the world.
  • In April 2013, after a slow start to the year, Jabeur secured her first $25K title in Tunis. 
  • She continued her winning streak by capturing back-to-back $50K titles in Japan in May, defeating An-Sophie Mestach and propelling herself into the top 200 rankings for the first time. 
  • In July, she made her second appearance in a WTA main draw at the Baku Cup, where she caused an upset by defeating the top seed and defending champion, Bojana Jovanovski, in the second round. Jabeur reached the quarterfinals before succumbing to Magda Linette. 
  • Despite losing in the opening rounds of the Wimbledon and US Open qualifying competitions, she clinched her third $50K title at the Challenger de Saguenay, elevating her career-high ranking to 139.
  • Over the next three years, Jabeur remained within the top 200 but struggled to break into the top 100, peaking at 118 in 2015. 
  • While balancing her appearances in ITF and WTA events, she predominantly competed at the ITF level. 
  • In 2014, she claimed her sole ITF title at a $25K event in Tunis and finished as the runner-up at the $50K Open Nantes Atlantique.
  • Jabeur qualified for the main draws of the 2014 US Open and the 2015 Australian Open but fell in the opening rounds. 
  • With no titles, finals, or semifinals in 2015, her year-end ranking dropped to 210. However, she rebounded in January 2016, winning two $25K titles. 
  • A $50K victory at the Nana Trophy in Tunis propelled her back into the top 200, where she remained for most of the season. 
  • Despite failing to qualify for Wimbledon and the US Open, Jabeur finished the year ranked 193.
  • In 2017, Jabeur achieved a significant milestone by participating in all four Grand Slam singles events. 
  • While falling in the final round of qualifying at the Australian Open, she gained entry into the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open main draws as a lucky loser, qualifier, and direct acceptance, respectively. 
  • Her resurgence began at the Premier-level Dubai Tennis Championships, where she qualified for the main draw and secured an impressive victory over world No. 22 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. This triumph propelled her from No. 171 to No. 137 in the rankings. 
  • Notably, Jabeur's breakthrough came at the French Open, where she advanced as a lucky loser and defeated Dominika Cibulková, marking her first top-10 victory. 
  • She reached the third round before bowing out to Timea Bacsinszky.
  • Jabeur entered the top 100 in July and secured her position with a first-round win at the US Open. However, she dropped out of the top 100 in February 2018 and faced initial struggles in the season. 
  • Yet, she rebounded by claiming her first $100k title at the Manchester Trophy, boosting her ranking to No. 133. This achievement earned her a wildcard entry into Wimbledon, where she won her sole Grand Slam match of the year against Viktorija Golubic. 
  • Jabeur concluded her season with an exceptional performance at the Premier-level Kremlin Cup, reaching the runner-up position and defeating three top-25 players along the way, including Sloane Stephens and Anastasija Sevastova.
  • As a result, she returned to the top 100, reaching a career-high ranking of No. 62.
  • Jabeur played all four Grand Slam main draws for the first time in 2019 and stayed in the top 100 the entire year. 
  • While experiencing early-round exits in the first three Grand Slam tournaments, she found her stride after the French Open, winning multiple main draw matches.
  • Jabeur's standout performances came in the second half of the season. 
  • Notably, she reached the semifinals at the Premier-level Eastbourne International, defeating home favorite and world No. 19 Johanna Konta along the way, before withdrawing due to a right ankle injury. 
  • Her next notable result came at the US Open, where she defeated Caroline Garcia and Aliaksandra Sasnovich to reach the third round, ultimately losing a closely contested match to world No. 3 Karolína Plíšková. This achievement propelled her to a career-high ranking of No. 51.
  • Another noteworthy performance took place at the Tianjin Open in October, where Jabeur won multiple main-draw matches, including a victory over No. 36 Yulia Putintseva, before bowing out in the semifinals to Rebecca Peterson.
  • She had a remarkable breakthrough at the Australian Open, defeating top players including Johanna Konta, Caroline Garcia, and Caroline Wozniacki in her last match before retirement. 
  • She continued her impressive run by reaching the quarterfinals and losing to the eventual champion Sofia Kenin. 
  • This achievement marked her top 50 debut and made her the first Arab woman to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal. 
  • In the following months, Jabeur displayed consistent progress, holding a match point against Simona Halep and reaching the quarterfinals at the Qatar Ladies Open. Despite the COVID-19 season suspension, she maintained her momentum, reaching the third round at the US Open and the fourth round at the French Open for the first time. 
  • Jabeur concluded the year with a career-high year-end ranking of world No. 31.
  • She reached the semifinal of the Charleston Open and the final of the WTA 250 MUSC Health Open, achieving a career-high ranking of world No. 24. 
  • At the French Open, she avenged her loss to Astra Sharma and advanced to the fourth round, where she was defeated by Coco Gauff. 
  • Seeded second at the Birmingham Classic, Jabeur made history as the first Arab woman to win a WTA Tour title, triumphing over Daria Kasatkina. She also reached her first doubles final at the same tournament. 
  • At Wimbledon, Jabeur became the first Tunisian and Arab woman to reach the quarterfinals, impressively defeating Venus Williams and Garbiñe Muguruza along the way.
  • She continued her success by reaching the quarterfinals at the Canadian Open and the semifinals at Indian Wells, where she became the first Arab tennis player to reach the top 10 in the ATP or WTA rankings. 
  • Jabeur capped off the year by winning the 2021 Mubadala World Tennis Championship
  • Jabeur had a remarkable season in 2022, achieving several career milestones. She reached the quarterfinals at the Australian Open before withdrawing due to injury and later reached the quarterfinals at the Qatar Open. 
  • Jabeur made history by reaching the finals of the Madrid Open, becoming the first Arab and African player to reach a WTA 1000 final, and then went on to win the tournament, becoming the first African player to win a WTA 1000 title. 
  • She reached the final of the Italian Open, ascending to a career-high ranking of world No. 6. Jabeur had a strong run at Wimbledon, reaching the semifinals and eventually making it to her first Grand Slam final. 
  • She won the German Open in Berlin, reaching a career-high ranking of world No. 3. Jabeur reached the quarterfinals at the US Open and made history as the first African and Arab woman to reach the final at a Grand Slam. 
  • She ended the season by participating in the WTA Finals and finishing the year ranked No. 2 in the WTA rankings.
  • Jabeur began the 2023 season with victories at the Adelaide International 1 before being defeated in the semifinals by Linda Nosková. 
  • She then competed in the Australian Open, winning her first-round match against Tamara Zidanšek but losing to Markéta Vondroušová in the following round. 
  • After recovering from a right knee injury, she returned to the circuit and reached the third round at Indian Wells before falling to Vondroušová once again. In Miami, she was eliminated in the second round by Varvara Gracheva. 
  • In April, Jabeur secured the championship title at the Credit One Charleston Open by defeating Belinda Bencic in the final.
  • She had an impressive run at the French Open, reaching the quarterfinals and making history as the first Tunisian, Arab, and African woman to achieve this stage at Roland Garros since 1997.
  • Ons Jabeur's involvement in international team competitions began with her representation of Tunisia at the Junior Fed Cup in 2009, where her team finished third in their group. She made her senior Fed Cup debut in 2011 and has played in 29 ties, achieving an impressive overall record. 
  • Tunisia's Fed Cup journey has seen promotions and relegations between different zone groups. 
  • Jabeur has been a consistent contributor, helping the team win important ties and secure promotions. 
  • Additionally, she participated in the 2010 Youth Olympics and represented Tunisia in singles at the London, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo Olympic Games. 
  • While her Olympic performances were not victorious, she gained valuable experience competing against top players on the international stage.

Ons Jabeur Net Worth

Ons Jabeur, the accomplished Tunisian tennis player, has achieved remarkable success in her career. With a net worth of $8 million as of 2023, she continues to make an annual salary of over $500,000. Her primary source of wealth stems from her tennis endeavors. Ons has made history as the first female player from African and Arab nations to reach the impressive rank of world number two. Furthermore, she holds the distinction of being the first player, male or female, from these regions to reach a grand slam final. To date, Ons Jabeur has earned a staggering prize money total of over $10,012,542. Her achievements have garnered sponsorship from esteemed brands such as Qatar Airways, Wilson Tennis, Lotto Sport, HAVAL Tunisia, Maximilian London, Tunisie Telecom, and Orthomed Tunisia. In February 2022, she signed a sponsorship contract with Talan, an innovation consulting firm. She has signed with Evolve, a sports management agency founded by four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka. She is living a lavish life right now. Currently residing in Sousse, Tunisia, she calls a stunning house her home. Alongside her impressive achievements on the tennis court, she boasts an enviable car collection. Notably, she serves as the brand ambassador for Havel and owns various models, including the Havel Jolion 1.5 T and Havel M4. Additionally, she possesses a Mercedes Benz, further enhancing her style and status off the court.

Ons Jabeur Married & Husband

Ons Jabeur is happily married to her husband, Karim Kamoun, a former fencer of Russian-Tunisian heritage. The couple exchanged vows in 2015 and, although they do not have any children at the moment, they are content and enjoying their lives together. Their marriage is thriving, and there are no indications of any discord or intention to separate. As time passes, their love bond continues to grow stronger, and they cherish the happiness they find in their enduring union. She is straight when it comes to her sexual orientation. 

Ons Jabeur and her husband, Karim Kamoun

Ons Jabeur Height & Weight

Ons Jabeur, the captivating tennis player, possesses not only remarkable beauty but also a strong and athletic body build. Standing at a statuesque height of 1.67 meters and maintaining a well-balanced body weight of 66 kilograms, she exudes confidence on and off the court. With her dark brown hair cascading in straight, neck-length strands, and her mesmerizing green eyes, Ons carries distinctive features that accentuate her allure. Her toned physique is a testament to her dedication to the sport, while her charming smile and gleaming face add to her overall appeal. Ons Jabeur maintains her body a lot and she is very conscious regarding her food intake. Her spouse, Karim Kamoun, began serving as her fitness coach in mid-2017.

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