Ons Jabeur Wimbledon 2022

Ons Jabeur admits she’s ‘probably not ready’ to win a Slam but ‘definitely will’ after Wimbledon final defeat

Ons Jabeur is disappointed not to have captured the Wimbledon trophy on Saturday but is still supremely confident she will breach the Slam title barrier in the future. 

Despite clinching the first set on Centre Court, the world number two lost to world number 23 Elena Rybakina, the Kazakhstani eventually taking it 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. 

Having fallen at the final hurdle, Jabeur will need to regroup after truly targeting these past two weeks. 

She said in her post-match press conference: “I did everything since the beginning of the year to really focus on this tournament. I even have the trophy picture on my phone,” she revealed, before proving so to gathered media by showing her phone lock screen.

“But it wasn’t meant to be,” she explained. “I cannot force things. I’m not ready for it probably, to be a Grand Slam champion. I look forward to the next one.”

But where some player might be distraught and feel regret about losing in the final match of Wimbledon, Jabeur remains positive about the situation. 

She has no doubt that she will continue to play at a high level and have more opportunities to win the biggest titles. 

She said: “I’m very glad with my results. I don’t regret anything. I gave it all today. 

“I don’t disbelieve in myself and I know that I’m going to come back and win a Grand Slam, for sure. This is tennis, and it’s part of it. 

“I have to learn from it, definitely. But I’m very, very positive about it.

“I’m really trying to stay positive, to really continue, get the more titles that I want.”

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