West News Wire: Ons Jabeur, a tennis sensation from Tunisia, finished the season ranked second overall, according to the primary organization for women’s professional tennis.
Despite losing at the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Finals in Texas on Friday, Jabeur still has a lot to be happy about because she was ranked as the second-best tennis player in the world.
According to the WTA’s year-end rankings released on Monday, Jabeur is only second to Polish star Iga Swiatek, who has dominated the 2021–22 season.
She tweeted on Tuesday, “What a season it has been, so many emotions, titles, and memories.”
“I was on the verge of growing it even more, but I know what I must do to scale greater heights in the coming year.”
Jabeur reached the career-high No. 2 ranking in June, after winning major tournaments in Berlin and Madrid earlier in the year.
She reached the finals of both the US Open and Wimbledon to become the first Arab and African player to reach the final stage of a Grand Slam tournament.
The Tunisian ace has had her share of adversity with injuries sustained in June and in August seeing her miss vital tournaments.
The 28-year-old has soared through the WTA rankings over the past couple of seasons, making the top 10 by the end of last year.