Iga Swiatek wished Ons Jabeur a quick recovery as she expects to play the Tunisian “many times this season.” After suffering a second-round defeat at the Australian Open, Jabeur pulled out of Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai to undergo a minor surgical procedure.
For Jabeur, it was heartbreaking to be forced to skip the Middle East swing. After winning her first title of the year in Doha, Swiatek took a moment to remember Jabeur. “Ons is the kind of player you always enjoy competing against, because like she has this energy and a lot of power and skill.
I’m sure we’re gonna have many matches this season, and I hope she’s recovering well,” Swiatek said, per Sportskeeda.
Swiatek wishes Jabeur a quick recovery
Last week, Jabeur issued an update, revealing that the surgery was success.
“Hi Everyone. This is an update on my medical situation. The minor surgery has been done and according to my medical team, it’s been successful I should be able to go back on the court and get back to work in the next week or so, I wanted to thank from the bottom of my heart, every single person who sent messages and showed support and Love.
I am really blessed to have you all behind me. Can’t wait to be back on the tour and share more memories with you,” Jabeur wrote on Instagram last week. Last year, Swiatek and Jabeur played twice – both of their matches came on the big stage.
In May, Swiatek defeated Jabeur in the WTA 1000 Rome final. A couple of months later, Swiatek defeated Jabeur in the US Open final. Losing the Rome final wasn’t easy for Jabeur but losing the US Open final was far more devastating as the Tunisian fell just short of landing her first Grand Slam title. It remains to be seen if and how many Swiatek and Jabeur matches we will see this year.