Tearful Ons Jabeur admits her latest Wimbledon final defeat is the ‘most painful loss’ of her career… but vows to ‘come back stronger’ and end her wait for a Grand Slam title
The 28-year-old failed to perform to her usual level in Saturday’s final as she fell to a 6-4 6-4 defeat by Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova
It’s the second year in a row Jabeur has failed to overcome the final hurdle having been defeat by Elena Rybakina last year.
‘It will be tough to speak because this is very tough,’ an emotional Jabeur began.
‘I am going to look ugly in the photos so that’s not going to help. I think this is the most painful loss of my career.’
Ons Jabeur has admitted her latest Wimbledon final defeat is ‘most painful loss’ of her career
The Tunisian fell to a 6-4 6-4 defeat to Czech Republic’s unseeded Marketa Vondrousova
Ons then congratulated Vondrousova for overcoming injury problems to become the first unseeded Wimbledon women’s single title winner.
‘I want to say congratulations to Marketa and her team for this amazing tournament. You’re an amazing player,’ Jabeur added.
‘I know you have had a lot of injuries, so I am very happy for you.
‘It’s going to be a tough day for me today. I’m not going to give up. I’m going to come back stronger and win a Grand Slam one day.
‘It was an amazing tournament for me. I wished I continued to the end. I want to thank my team for always believing in me.
‘We are going to make it one day, I promise you.
Jabeur has vowed to not give up and come back to win the tournament in the future
Vondrousova has become the first unseeded woman in history to win Wimbledon
‘Thank you for coming, cheering for me, the energy is amazing from day one at Wimbledon. I appreciate your support. It’s been a tough journey but that’s tennis.
‘I promise I will come back one day and win this tournament.’
Ons bounced back from her Wimbledon defeat last year by reaching the US Open final just to suffer another defeat in a Grand Slam final.
She is yet to win a Grand Slam, Tour Finals title or an Olympic gold medal but will aim to do so once again on the WTA tour in New York in September.