Ons Jabeur has played three Grand Slam finals so far in her career, but she didn't win a single one, and she's particularly regretful about the last one she played.
Ons Jabeur dreams of becoming the first African player to win a Grand Slam title. She also wants to become the first Arab player to win the trophy, and so far, she played in three finals.
That's a pretty decent amount, considering that most players never even play in the Grand Slam final. The first one came at Wimbledon last year, and Jabeur won the opening set against Elena Rybakina.
She looked on the verge of getting it done but then lost the second set and, ultimately, the final one. The second chance came later that year (2022) at the US Open. She faced world number one Iga Swiatek in the final and failed to win it once again.
She wasn't likely to win that one because Swiatek was in amazing shape at that moment. The 3rd one she played was actually the one she was likeliest to win.
She faced Marketa Vondrousova in this year's Wimbledon final. The Czech was not known as a good grass player but found some magic that week to make her way to the final.
Still, it didn't seem likely that she could be an excellent grass player like Jabeur, but that's exactly what happened. It was a devastating loss for Jabeur, who still thinks about it. It's something she regrets deeply admitting before the WTA Finals that she should have won it.
I win Wimbledon, that final. I should have won it. I think that's easy wish (smiling). Good enough or you want more wishes? I get three?
Should and did are two very different things. Ultimately she lost and lamenting that achieves nothing.