'Having A Baby After Winning Wimbledon Wasn't Linked': Jabeur Clarifies Motherhood Goal

'Having A Baby After Winning Wimbledon Wasn't Linked': Jabeur Clarifies Motherhood Goal

by Nurein Ahmed

Ons Jabeur recently clarified her ambitions for motherhood as she was forced to delay those plans in the immediate future.

A few months ago, Jabeur opened up on the heartbreak of losing a second Wimbledon final in a row in July 2023. She was stunned by Czech lefty Marketa Vondrousova, who became the first unseeded woman to win Wimbledon in the Open Era.

Jabeur broke down in tears during her runner-up speech, and even her husband Karim Kamoun, who works as her fitness coach, shared the agony after the loss, revealing that he "cried like a baby".

The history-making Tunisian was attempting to become the first African and Arab woman to win a Grand Slam in singles but saw that dream evaporate into the London summer breeze. She will get another chance to atone for those near misses this year.

But reflecting on that loss, Jabeur lifted the lid on her plans had she won Wimbledon last summer. She wanted to have a baby. However, in a more recent interview with Borja Duran on Tennis Insider Club, she clarified that the two events were not linked.

The 29-year-old explained that it was a "now or never" moment only when she reached the final because she wanted to take a maternity break and then come back.

Because she could not confidently predict her return, it almost felt like the last chance to win a major. No wonder she termed the loss the toughest of her career, which drove her to a flood of tears.

"t wasn’t actually linked, you know, Grand Slam and having a baby. But you know, I am 29 years old. My goal is to have a baby at comeback, it’s the right time to do it. And I feel like I am honestly playing great tennis, so if I stopped, I am not sure how I am gonna comeback, it’s now or never to win Grand Slam."

"So, I thought going to the final, and if I can win, I can rest a bit even my body is little bit exhausted from playing the tournaments."


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