Ons Jabeur Hails ‘Unbelievable’ Opportunity To Connect With Serena Williams -by Ecork

Ons Jabeur said on Monday that he “could not wait” to join Serena Williams as the American star preparing to return to tennis at Eastbourne International after nearly a year. Williams, a 23-year-old Grand Slam champion, was last week given a one-card entry to Wimbledon, which starts next Monday. The 40-year-old has not played since suffering an injury during his first match at Wimbledon 12 months ago, falling to 1,204th in the world rankings.

The seven-time Wimbledon champion is set to step up preparations for the All England Club by playing twice in a grass court match in Eastbourne, but the training session set for Monday has been canceled.

Tunisia’s Jabeur and Williams are expected to launch their double campaign on Tuesday against Sara Sorribes Tormo and Marie Bouzkova.

“I’m a good keeper,” said Jabeur, the new world number three, newcomer to victory over the grass in Berlin on Sunday. “Yes, I knew before the French Open.

“A lot of players are jealous because I’m playing with him. In fact, Serena is Serena. She is legendary and always will be.

“The fact that he came back and I agree to be a part of his journey, is really unbelievable.”

Jabeur is due to play unbeaten in Eastbourne but after his explorations in Germany he will be involved in double doubles now.

He says he does not need a “second” to consider joining the United States.

“It was such an inspiration and the fact that we were playing doubles together, it was great news for me and it was unbelievable,” he said.

“I did not expect him to take me or even to play two games after a long time, but I feel like I am going back and all the memories of watching him won many Grand Slams. I hope he will not. I am too nervous. , stand beside him. “

Wimbledon was won by Williams’ best-of-breed world to claim a Grand Slam 24th Grand Slam title to equal Margaret Court record all the time.

But last year’s Wimbledon winner Karolina Pliskova warned the veteran that her time out of court would give up any hope of a good run at the All England Club.


“I think it will be difficult, very difficult for him regardless of the type of actor he is because this is something where he still needs some time,” he said.

“But therefore, he is an amazing actor, he is very successful and a lot of players will be very scared to play. This is his opportunity but let’s look at the stage. I can’t really say.”

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