Recently operated, the world number 3 Ons Jabeur confirmed on social networks her absence during the next tournaments organized in Doha and Dubai.
We will not see Ons Jabeur for a few weeks. Indeed, the world number 3 announced through social networks that she is delaying her return to competition after her elimination in the second round of the Australian Open in three rounds by Marketa Vondrousova. While she was to line up at the start of the WTA 500 tournament in Doha, scheduled for February 13 to 19 and continue with the first WTA 1000 of the season in Dubai from February 20 to 26, the Tunisian withdrew for these two milestones of the women’s professional circuit. Absences for the rest of February that the finalist of Wimbledon then of the US Open last season justified by a recent surgical operation of which she did not communicate the nature, even if she had confided in Australia to be handicapped by a knee. First representative of Africa to reach such a level in Grand Slam, Ons Jabeur did not hide his disappointment at not being able to defend his chances for the tournaments organized in the Middle East.
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Jabeur disappointed not to play in the Middle East
In his message published on his official account instagram, Ons Jabeur said he decided with his medical team to “undergo a minor operation to be able to return to the courts and perform well”. “I will have to give up the tournaments in Doha and Dubai and it breaks my heart,” she added. I would like to say to all the fans in the Middle East who have been waiting for this occasion that I am sorry. I promise that I will come back to them stronger and healthy. “Not giving details as to his recovery and a possible date of return to the circuit, one objective could be a resumption of competition in time for the sequence of the two WTA 1000 tournaments organized in the United States, in Indian Wells. from March 8 to 19 then in Miami from March 21 to April 2. Two steps that had not smiled on the one who recently joined the agency created by Naomi Osakawith a second-round elimination in California and the Round of 16 in Florida.