How did you become "Minister of Happiness" Tunisian lady of the yellow ball?.. (Photo)

Although she does not hail from a country that produces world tennis players, she has established herself in the global yellow ball scene. Anas Jaber is an Arabic name whose letters are inscribed in the history of the game.

Jaber became the first Arab and the first African in the professional era to reach the final of a major tournament, qualifying for the English Wimbledon final. She quickly rose to the top within two years and is still proud of Tunisia, her homeland and her country. origin.

Who is Tunisian Anas Jaber?
Tunisian Anas Jaber was born on August 28, 1994 in the city of Ksar Hilal in the governorate of Monastir in northeast Tunisia.

Jaber started her career in the world of tennis since she was a child at the age of 3, when her mother, Samira, encouraged her to play, who in turn was an amateur player.

Anas Jaber, now referred to as the “Minister of Happiness,” began her first steps at the school’s tennis promotion center with her then-coach, Nabil Malika.

At the age of twelve, Jabeur moved to the capital Tunisia to train at the Sports Institute in El Menza (a government that includes elite athletes) and stayed there for several years until she moved from Belgium to France to train there.

Anas Jaber talks about his upbringing and the secret of his superiority: “My parents sacrificed a lot. donate to see her little daughter chasing a dream that wasn’t 100% guaranteed, you believed in me and gave me the confidence to be there.”

Anas Jaber and her husband
As for her family life, the 27-year-old is married to 36-year-old Russian-Tunisian fencer Karim Kammoon, who has been a fitness trainer since 2017, and they got married in 2015.

Kamoun represented the Tunisian fencing team and won numerous medals, including a gold medal in the team event at the 2007 African Games held in Algeria, a silver medal at the 2008 African Championships in Casablanca, and two silver medals at the 2009 African Championships. in the capital of Senegal, Dakar, and bronze in the same competition, which was held in Tunisia in 2010.

In an exclusive interview, Tunisian star Anas Jaber, ranked number two in the women’s tennis world, told BBC Sport about childbearing: “I can imagine returning to the game after having a baby, but not yet. I’m doing well at the moment and I don’t have time to stop.

And she continued, “I’ve always loved being a mother and getting back into acting after giving birth, but I don’t know if I would have done that or not.”

She added: “At some point in my life, I want to have a family, that’s what I always wanted. I married Karim when I was little, and we may want to have children when the time is right.”

Entry into the world of adults and participation in the first major international tournament

Jaber, a 1.67m right-handed player, entered the world of adult tennis in 2013 when she ranked 200th in the tennis classification, but her real transformation came in 2017 when she entered the top 100 in the rankings. . world, after reaching the Third Round of the Roland Garros tournament and her victory over the then seventh seeded Dominika Sibelkova.

In 2018, Anas Jaber managed to reach the final of the Kremlin Cup, beating 3 of the 25 best players in the world, after which the Tunisian star continued to participate in the main table of the Grand Slam tournaments from 2019.

Thereafter, victories continued until the Tunisian star entered the top 50 in the world after beating Johanna Kona, Caroline Garcia and Caroline Wozniacki at the 2020 Australian Open, thus becoming the first Arab player to reach the quarter-finals. Grand Slam final.

In the summer of 2021, the tennis player had a chance to enter the history of tennis from the widest doors, when she defeated the Russian star Daria Kastkina in the Birmingham final, won the Birmingham title and became the first tennis player from North America. Africa and the Middle East to win the championship in the WTA to replace the player Ma She missed, after she missed the chance to win the Charleston championship when she lost the final of the competition.

As for Wimbledon, which she also competed in later this year, she reached the quarter-finals when she lost to runner-up Belarusian Arina Sabolenko, pushing her world ranking up to 22nd.

Brilliance ranks second in the world

2022 was a historic year for the Tunisian champions, who started their season at the Sydney Championships and were eliminated in the quarter-finals.

She then competed in the Dubai Championship defeating former Russian runner-up Vera Zvonareva before she was eliminated by former runner-up Simona Halep in the quarter-finals, the same role she achieved at the Qatar Open.

And she entered the Madrid Masters Championship as tenth place, reaching the final after beating Russia’s Ekaterina Aleksandrova in the semi-finals, followed by American Jessica Biyla in the final to crown Anas Jaber in the championship and win the 1000 points award. as the first Arab and African to achieve this achievement and ranked third in the world.

After winning her second grass title when she decided to reach the final of the Berlin Open after Swiss Olympic champion Belinda Bencic withdrew due to injury in June 2022, she moved up to world number two behind Poland’s Igi Svejtek.

Tunisian Jaber will have a historic rendezvous on Saturday when she plays in the English Wimbledon final against Yelena Rybakina of Kazakhstan in a match between two players who have reached the first grand final of their careers.

Source: RT+Agencies

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