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Tunisian Jabeur honoured after Wimbledon heroics

The 27-year-old Tunisian lost to Elena Rybakina from Kazakhstan in a gripping Wimbledon final last weekend

Tennis player Ons Jabeur, who became the first African or Arab woman to reach a Grand Slam final, has been honoured by Tunisian President Kais Saied on Thursday for “her remarkable sporting successes”.

The 27-year-old Tunisian lost to Elena Rybakina from Kazakhstan in a gripping Wimbledon final last weekend.

Jabeur was awarded the country’s Great Medal of the National Order of Merit.

President Saied praised Jabeur for being a true ambassador of her country.

Jabeur said she hoped to inspire other Arab and African players to succeed at tennis.

Jabeur has had a stellar rise over the past year, having moved up to number two in the WTA rankings to make her the highest-ever ranked African singles player (male or female).

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