Latest Ons Jabeur News

Anastasia Potapova stuns top-seeded Ons Jabeur in San Diego Open

Sep. 14, 2023 02:27 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Anastasia Potapova stunned seventh-ranked Ons Jabeur 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Cymbiotika San Diego Open. It was the fourth time this year the 27th-ranked Potapova beat a player ranked in the Top 10. “I think...

Aryna Sabalenka is about to be No. 1 in the WTA rankings. She could be the new US Open champ, too

Sep. 05, 2023 02:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aryna Sabalenka is going to be the No. 1 player in the WTA rankings next week, replacing Iga Swiatek there. That much is certain. The way Sabalenka is playing at the moment, she might very well supplant Swiatek as the U.S. Open champion, too. In Sabalenka's first...

Pegula outlasts Svitolina at the US Open and will face fellow American Keys in the fourth round

Sep. 03, 2023 07:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Pegula and Madison Keys kept noticing their names near each other in tournament draws this summer. “We were like, ‘I think the world just wants us to play,’” Pegula said. At the U.S. Open, they finally will. Pegula beat...

US Open players differ on how to approach the stress of a match point. Swing away or stay safe?

Sep. 01, 2023 12:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One point from defeat against John Isner at the U.S. Open, Michael Mmoh faced a decision tennis players deal with all the time, whether on a public court or a Grand Slam stage: Swing away and go for broke? Or play it safe? Serving at 30-40 while trailing 5-4 in the...

Women's tennis players have mixed feelings about possibly staging the WTA Finals in Saudi Arabia

Aug. 25, 2023 18:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As an Arab woman, Ons Jabeur would be happy to see the WTA Finals played in Saudi Arabia. Other players aren't sure yet. The season-ending championship for the top women's players has been on the move in recent years. A site has yet to be announced...

US Open 2023: Iga Swiatek wants to win, of course. She wants to be heard on key issues, too

Aug. 25, 2023 11:11 AM EDT

Iga Swiatek wants to win the U.S. Open again, of course. She just doesn’t want to think about trying to win the U.S. Open again. Make sense? Let’s let the No. 1-ranked Swiatek explain. “I already had many opportunities to play tournaments as a defending champion...

Analysis: Wimbledon's champion says a taste for McDonald's makes her normal. But she's unique

Jul. 16, 2023 06:53 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Marketa Vondrousova held four pieces of chocolate candy in her Wimbledon-winning left hand as she sat down with a half-dozen reporters for one of her last interviews of the evening. A special treat, perhaps, to reward herself for becoming a Grand Slam...

Ons Jabeur gets consoled by Princess Kate after a loss at Wimbledon made her 0-3 in Slam finals

Jul. 15, 2023 14:59 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Ons Jabeur used a tissue to wipe away tears as she walked to her post-match news conference 1 1/2 hours after falling to 0-3 in Grand Slam finals by coming up short against Marketa Vondrousova in the Wimbledon final Saturday. Jabeur called it “the most...

Marketa Vondrousova is Wimbledon's first unseeded female champion after beating Ons Jabeur

Jul. 15, 2023 13:42 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Marketa Vondrousova came to the All England Club a year ago unable to play tennis at all. She had a cast on her surgically repaired left wrist, so her visit was limited to sightseeing around London with her sister and cheering for a friend who was competing at Wimbledon....

Kate, the Princess of Wales, back in the Royal Box at Wimbledon for the women's final

Jul. 15, 2023 10:46 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Kate, the Princess of Wales, was back in the Royal Box at Wimbledon on Saturday for the women's final, along with several former champions and some stars of the entertainment world. The princess, wearing a pale green outfit, later presented the trophy to...