Via Richard Pagliaro | @Tennis_Now | Friday, February 9, 2024
The Minister of Happiness shared unhappiness on court docket these days.
Ons Jabeur shed tears on court docket all the way through her 6-3, 6-4 Abu Dhabi quarterfinal loss to Beatriz Haddad Maia.
The Tunisian got here out of a changeover, main 4-3 in the second one set and confirmed indicators of emotional misery as she ready to go back Haddad Maia’s serve. She fought again tears thru many of the sport, as Haddad Maia held at love.
It is unclear at this level if bodily ache provoked Jabeur’s tears or if she used to be affected by an emotional factor.
Ons Jabeur has tears in her eyes on this second set in opposition to Beatriz Haddad Maia
Now not positive if she’s coping with one thing bodily or if it’s one thing else.
By no means need to see this.
Optimistically Ons is alright. 🙏❤️ %.twitter.com/xQKNkg8bs0
— The Tennis Letter (@TheTennisLetter) February 9, 2024
The second one-seeded Jabeur regained her composure down the stretch of her quarterfinal loss, however dropped the general 3 video games to the Brazilian southpaw.
Jabeur, cherished in Abu Dhabi, used to be given a correct sendoff as she exited the court docket
It used to be Haddad Maia’s first Most sensible 10 win for the reason that 2023 Roland Garros when she beat No. 7 Jabeur 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-1 to achieve her maiden primary semifinal in Paris.
Two-time Wimbledon finalist Jabeur used to be coming off considered one of her very best performances of the season.
A masterful Jabeur ripped 35 winners dismantling Emma Raducanu 6-4, 6-1 in her Abu Dhabi opener on Wednesday.
Optimistically, Jabeur, who gave the look to be in excellent spirits previous within the week attractive with Abu Dhabi fanatics, will really feel higher.