Ons Jabeur: My Knee Is 80%

by Staff | March 12th, 2023, 1:49 pm

Two-time Grand Slam finalist Ons Jabeur made a successful return from knee surgery yesterday at Indian Wells, coming from a set down to defeat Magdalena Frech.

The world No. 4 is playing just her third event of 2023 and her first since bowing out of the Australian almost two months ago.

Jabeur was saddled by a knee injury which she had surgery on. However, she’s still now fully fit.

“My knee is, I can say 80%, it’s getting there,” she stated yesterday. “At least the pain is not here. I’m strengthening and getting my movements back, but still my movements are not 100%, for sure.

“The knee is getting there. Physically I obviously need more time. But when the time is right, I’ll tell you what was going on really. I’m sorry, I cannot talk about it right now. But it is more than that. So it was very challenging for me health-wise.

“It’s a tough decision to come back, and I was the one that insisted that I come back in Indian Wells and Miami. It was probably too early to come back, but I just made it a new challenge for myself.”

Jabeur is back on court tomorrow to take on the woman who knocked her out of Melbourne, Marketa Vondrousova.

“I do? Shit. I didn’t know,” she joked when told of her next opponent.

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3 Comments for Ons Jabeur: My Knee Is 80%

Elizabeth Says:

Vondrousova is a tough cookie.

Good Luck. Ons! Don’t make anything worse, Please.

Iga could be tested today if Bianca Andreescu is back to her best.

Alison hodge Says:

That sounds like it could be quite a meaty match, yeah I like Ons so as I always used to say about Rafa, baby steps when on the road to recovery

Elizabeth Says:

Hey Alison,

I have been trying to cross your path and keep missing you. I posted to you on the non-tennis forum, but it’s tricky to find – it’s there though xxoo.

I can’t copy and paste the note here because it’s not about tennis.

What I will post is this:


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