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Ons Jabeur biography: 13 things about tennis player born in Ksar Hellal, Monastir, Tunisia

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Ons Jabeur (أُنْس جابر) is a Tunisian professional tennis player born in Ksar Hellal, Monastir Governorate, Tunisia to Samira Jabeur and Ridha Jabeur. Ons has two older brothers namely Hatem Jabeur and Marwen Jabeur and an older sister named Yasmine Jabeur.

Ons is fluent in Arabic, English and French and she identifies as a Muslim. Here are 13 more things about her:

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  1. She is 5’6″ tall.
  2. In 1997, her mother introduced her to tennis.
  3. From 1998 to 2008, she trained under coach Nabil Mlika.
  4. In 2010, she made her professional tennis debut. She reached the girls’ singles finals at the 2010 French Open. She won the 2011 French Open girls’ singles, making her the first Arab to win a junior major since 1964.
  5. She finished in the first round in the 2014 U.S. Open.
  6. She finished in the first round in the 2015 Australian Open.
  7. Her husband Karim Kamoun is a Russian-Tunisian former fencer. In 2017, he became her fitness coach. In the same year, she and 11 other tennis players received an International Player Grand Slam Grant from the Grand Slam Development Fund. She finished in the first round of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships, the second round of the 2017 US Open and the third round of the 2017 French Open.
  8. She finished in the first round of the 2018 Australian Open and the 2018 US Open and the second round of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships.
  9. She finished in the first round of the 2019 Australian Open, the 2019 French Open and the 2019 Wimbledon Championships and the third round of the 2019 US Open. She won the 2019 Arab Woman of the Year Award in the sport category.
  10. She finished in the third round of the 2020 US Open and the fourth round of the 2020 French Open.
  11. She finished in the third round of the 2021 Australian Open and the 2021 US Open and the fourth round of the 2021 French Open.
  12. She finished in the first round of the 2022 French Open.
  13. She was 27 years old when she became runner-up to Elena Rybakina at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships on July 9, 2022.
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