'Maybe I'm Not Ready To Be Mum Yet': Jabeur On Grand Slam Success Avoiding Her

'Maybe I'm Not Ready To Be Mum Yet': Jabeur On Grand Slam Success Avoiding Her

by Zachary Wimer

Ons Jabeur dreamed of becoming a Grand Slam champion, revealing this year that there were multiple reasons for that.

Jabeur has reached three Grand Slam finals so far and lost all three. Last year's Wimbledon loss was the most painful loss because she was almost penciled in as the champion, taking on a player who was much lower ranked than she was and one who didn't necessarily like to play on grass.

Still, she failed to win the trophy, and it was a brutally painful loss for her. In some ways, she's yet to recover from that, but it's not only painful because she lost. She wants to become a mother but wants to become a Grand Slam champion before that.

Obviously, becoming a mother will pause her career, which is not the wisest choice at her age. If she had one Wimbledon trophy, she would have made her dream come true and would have paused it without hesitation. That's not in the cards now.

“It is what it is. I think it was meant to be. Maybe I’m not ready to be a mum yet. Hopefully I can get that title because I really, really want it. Obviously now coming from a couple of very difficult months, I will try to get there and hopefully one day I can be a mum and bring my kid to the tour. I’m not getting any younger and I feel like it’s important that I want to come back and have my kid with me on tour.”

The future looks uncertain for Jabeur right now, but we'll see what the coming months bring. Perhaps she does get that elusive Grand Slam trophy, and things settle the way she imagined.

What is of great importance for Jabeur is that she left a huge mark on the Tour and tennis history in general. That's a legacy nobody can take away from her.


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