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Ons Jabeur's Grand Slam Aspirations Amidst 2023 Triumphs and Trials

Tunisia's Ons Jabeur returns the ball to Poland's Iga Swiatek during their women's singles match of the WTA Finals tennis championships in Cancun, Mexico, on November 3, 2023.   -  
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Tunisian tennis sensation Ons Jabeur remains steadfast in her pursuit of clinching her maiden Grand Slam title in 2024, undeterred by the setbacks she faced throughout the current year.

Participating in an exhibition match at the Riyadh Season Tennis Cup in Saudi Arabia, Jabeur faced a formidable opponent in Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka and was ultimately defeated in three sets on Tuesday.

Jabeur's journey in major tournaments includes a loss to Marketa Vondrousova in the final of a prestigious competition in 2023, as well as falling short in two Grand Slam finals at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2022.

Despite these challenges, Jabeur showcased her prowess by securing victories in four Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tournaments in 2022, propelling her to the impressive No. 2 position in the WTA rankings.

A trailblazer in her own right, Ons Jabeur has etched her name in history as the first and highest-ranked Tunisian, Arab, and African player in both the WTA and Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings.

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