Tunisian Ons Jabeur will not compete in the 2024 Olympics

Tunisian Ons Jabeur will not compete in the 2024 Olympics

Present in 2012, 2016 and 2021, Ons Jabeur will not be in Paris this summer for the 2024 Olympic Games. The tenniswoman announced, Monday June 17, that she prefers to give up the Olympic tournament so as not to compromise the condition of her knee .

Published on: 06/17/2024 – 9:55 p.m.

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One less chance of a medal for the Tunisian delegation at the JO 2024. Certainly, Ons Jabeur has never passed a first Olympic round, whether on grass in London in 2012 or on hard in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and in Tokyo in 2021. But the Tunisian could still harbor hopes for the Paris Games this summer.

Ultimately it won’t be the case. In a message posted on social networks on June 17, 2024, the current world number 10 in the WTA rankings announced her absence from the Olympic Games.

« After consulting with my medical team regarding my participation in the Paris Olympics, we concluded that the rapid change of surface and necessary body adaptation would put my knee at risk and jeopardize the rest of my season », writes Ons Jabeur. “ I have always loved representing my country in all competitions. However, I must listen to my body and follow the advice of my medical team », she adds.

The almost 30-year-old player underwent surgery on her right knee in 2023. At the start of the year, she said she still had debilitating pain. On Parisian clay, Ons Jabeur lost in the quarter-finals of the Roland-Garros tournament against Coco Gauff this year, as she did a year ago against Beatriz Haddad Maia.

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