Jabeur comparing US Open final to Wimbledon: “It feels more real”


Ons Jabeur got her first shot at Grand Slam glory earlier this summer on the grass courts of Wimbledon. Jabeur dazzled her way to the final and came within a set of lifting the trophy before ultimately falling to Elena Rybakina 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.Fast forward two months and the Tunisian is back in another slam final, this time at the US Open. She did so by beating Cincinnati champion Carolina Garcia 6-1, 6-3 in a semi-final match that lasted only one hour and six minutes. Jabeur’s reward is a final showdown on Saturday afternoon against either Iga Swiatek or Aryna Sabalenka.Although the 28-year-old came up just short at the All-England Club, she thinks the experience of her loss will help her in New York. “It Feels more real, to be honest with you, just to be in the finals again,” Jabeur explained. “At Wimbledon I was kind of just living the dream and I couldn’t believe it. Even just after the match, I was just going to do my things and not realizing it was an amazing achievement already. But now just I hope I’m getting used to it — just happy (with) the fact that I backed up the results in Wimbledon and people are not really surprised I’m in the finals. (I’m) just going and going and just doing my thing. “Now maybe I know what to do in the finals. I know it’s going to be very difficult, but I’m going to have to do my best now.” You might also like this Jabeur ends Garcia’s run to book her spot in second straight Grand Slam final tennis majors 15 questions about Ons Jabeur – Tunisia, World No 2, grass, Wimbledon runner-up tennis majors Wimbledon finalist Jabeur gets huge welcome as she returns home to Tunisia tennis majors The post Jabeur comparing US Open final to Wimbledon: “It feels more real” appeared first on Tennis Majors.