She had a nervous stomach, but she didn’t play nervous tennis.
Ons Jabeur had her third-round Wimbledon matchup vs. Garbine Muguruza just about in the bag Friday, but then she had one more hurdle to clear: Maybe out of nerves, maybe out of exhaustion, Jabeur walked to the back of the court and proceeded to vomit just before match point.
(Warning: Vomit video incoming.)
Jabeur vomits, then wins.#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/EMJt2TVcFY
— Charles (@CharlesConoly) July 2, 2021
While not an iron stomach, Jabeur demonstrated an iron will: She wouldn’t take a seat and won the match soon after, continuing her impressive run through the tournament.The win was something of an iconic one for Jabeur: The Tunisian tennis player is the first Arab woman to advance to Round 4 of Wimbledon, and she did it in great style.
HISTORY! #Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur @Ons_Jabeur becomes First Arab Woman to make it to Wimbledon’s Fourth Round.
She defeated Garbine Muguruza 5-7, 6-3, 6-2; and Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0:
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) July 2, 2021
When asked how she was feeling post victory, she was all smiles:”I’m good, I can play another match right now,” Jabeur said on court.Well, at least Dylan Bundy has some company this week.