Tunisian star has become first Arab Tennis player to be ranked in top 10 after reaching Indian Wells quarters. Having defeated Russia’s Anna Kalinskaya in the fourth round of Indian Wells, Ons Jabeur made history.
Ons Jabeur’s rise up the rankings over the last few years has already been historic, but it has reached a whole new level now.
With her 6-2, 6-2 victory over No. 151-ranked Russian qualifier Anna Kalinskaya in the fourth round of Indian Wells on Tuesday night, the Tunisian trailblazer reached the Top 10 in the WTA rankings which was released today.
Ons Jabeur has become the first Arab Tennis player, male or female, to reach the Top 10 in WTA rankings history.
Jabeur already held several firsts for Arab women in Tennis before this: She was the first to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal at the 2020 Australian Open (she’s since reached another one at 2021 Wimbledon); first to reach the Top 50 on the WTA rankings (achieving that after the 2020 Australian Open); and first to win a WTA title (achieving that at the WTA 250 grass court event in Birmingham earlier this year).
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