Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur celebrates with a trophy after winning the final against Belinda Bencic Reuters / Christian Mann of Switzerland
Ons Jabeur of Tunisia won the second glass court title of her career after Olympic champion Belinda Bencic was retired from the injured in the final of the Berlin Open on Sunday.
Topseed Jabber took the opening set 6-3 and Bencic injured his ankle in the final round. The Swiss tried to serve as a soldier, but in the end Jabber was forced to retire, leading 2-1 in second place.
Even when the crowd applauds both finalists, the Tunisians treat Bencic when she takes her seat, she brings her an ice bucket for her ankles. I was busy helping out.
Jabber dropped only one set during the tournament and warned his rivals ahead of the ongoing Wimbledon on June 27th.
She also won the WTA 1000 Clay Court Madrid Open last month and won multiple titles this year as the second woman after the world’s number one Igasweirtech. Jabber is expected to rise to third place in the world rankings on Monday.
Swiertech said he would skip the Berlin Open due to a shoulder problem and would like to recover and rest ahead of Wimbledon.
Jabber will then head to Eastbourne to partner with 23 major champion Serena Williams in a doubles event. Williams will return to the tour a year after the last match. (Report by Rohith Nair in Bangalore, edited by Hugh Lawson)