US Open runner-up Ons Jabeur cries her heart out after devastating loss against Iga Swiatek in the final During the trophy ceremony, the Tunisian remained restrained and even helped Swiatek out by fixing her collar.
But upon returning to the locker room, she could not control the barrage of emotions that hit her after a second consecutive Grand Slam final defeat and burst out cryingIn photos that have surfaced online, she can be seen being comforted by her team as she let out her emotions after missing out on another chance to win her maiden Major title.
Jabeur, the first Arab, African and Tunisian player to reach the final at a Grand Slam, lost out to Elena Rybakina at Wimbledon, while Swiatek put an end to her run in New York.In her post-match press conference, the Tunisian was gracious in defeat, accepting the fact that winning and losing is a part of the sport. She revealed that, despite the setback, she will not give up and will try her best to win her first Grand Slam in the future.
“This one is going to be tough. We’ll tell you in the next few days if I’m going to be able to sleep a little bit,” said Ons Jabeur. “It’s part of tennis.
Winning or losing is part of it. And fortunately it is me. I struggled to win my first WTA title. It took me time. So I believe this will take me time,” she added.