WTA Berlin: Coco Gauff Refuses to Accept Victory Over Ailing Ons Jabeur in an Empathic Ode to the Tunisian

wta berlin: coco gauff refuses to accept victory over ailing ons jabeur in an empathic ode to the tunisian

WTA Berlin: Coco Gauff Refuses to Accept Victory Over Ailing Ons Jabeur in an Empathic Ode to the Tunisian

What can be more satisfying than winning over a tough competitor in a crucial match? For many, perhaps nothing comes close. However, Coco Gauff has once again shown why she is not just a champion on the court, but a true sportswoman at heart. In a thrilling encounter against Ons Jabeur, Gauff demonstrated exceptional sportsmanship by refusing to accept her latest win. "I wish..." The match between Coco Gauff and Ons Jabeur was a nail-biter, with both players showcasing their incredible skills and determination. The first set of the match faced a thrilling encounter with both players going deep in the match. While Gauff won the match 7-6(9), it was definitely not an easy escape for her against the Tunisian. After a tightly contested 68-minute set, Jabeur was assessed by the trainer and doctor. However, the second set of the match was called off after Ons Jabeur retired, following illness. Meanwhile, Coco Gauff did not accept her victory in a remarkable gesture.  Speaking at the post-match presentation, Coco Gauff lauded her opponent. "It doesn't feel like a win," Coco admitted. "Especially because we had such a great first set. I wish Ons the best. I think it's something that's just gonna happen today and she'll feel better tomorrow." She further wished the Tunisian player luck for the grass-court Grand Slam. "I think she'll be strong at Wimbledon. â¤ï¸" This defeat is also surprising for the 29-year-old. https://twitter.com/TheTennisLetter/status/1804483695786745926?t=-uRDounqi2nQysV3RR9VhQ&s=08 Speaking ahead of her match against the American, the tennis star sent a warning to her. Known for her "crazy shots," lots of spins, backhand slices, low-speed returns, and drop shots, Jabeur said that she could bother Coco in the match. "I always say the more matches I play on clay, the more physically better [I am] and easier the grass season is for me." Meanwhile, this defeat owing to health reasons is also raising questions for Jabeur ahead of Wimbledon. 

'I can play really good..' Ons Jabeur makes her plan for Wimbledon clear

Ons Jabeur is optimistic about her campaign at Wimbledon. While she faced two consecutive defeats in the finals of the tournament in 2022 and 2023, she is vying for a win at the 2023 Grand Slam. In an interview that featured on WTAtennis.com, Jabeur highlighted her resilience. "Learning from experience, you can play very bad and then make the final at Wimbledon like what happened last year.While the Tunisian was not the favorite of many, she advanced to the finals of the prestigious tournaments. While she lost against Marketa Vondrousova in 2023, her determination was not shattered. "And I can play really good and win the tournament and still make the final as well (as in 2022)." While Ons Jabeur's never-to-die spirit has helped her immensely, it will be interesting to see if her injuries pose any trouble for the tennis star. For Jabeur, the task will not only be improving her skills, but remaining healthy throughout the tournament in London. 

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