‘Ons Jabeur heading in the direction of number one,’ says Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King has long been an admirer of Ons Jabeur and believes the Tunisian can climb even higher in the WTA rankings.
The 27-year-old has enjoyed a remarkable 2021 campaign with a tour-leading 48 match wins already this year. More importantly for Jabeur however, she has become the first Arab player ever to reach the top 10.
Discussing Jabeur’s rise, King revealed she called the Tunisian on the morning of her 2020 French Open clash with Aryna Sabalenka, with Jabeur defeating the Belarusian to become the first Arab woman to reach the last 16 in Paris.