World number 10 Ons Jabeur recently made Forbes list of five Arab women to make history in 2021. Mentioning “the first Arab woman to win a Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) singles title” in her biography , Jabeur was the only athlete whose name was featured in Forbes magazine.
Ons Jabeur shared the achievement on his Twitter account on Sunday and posted a “gratitude and love emoji” in the caption, thanking all of his fans and family members for their continued support.
Jabeur had a remarkable run in the 2021 tennis season, becoming the first Arab player to break into the top 10 of the ATP or WTA rankings and the first Arab player to win a WTA title.
She achieved glory at the Birmingham Classic 2021 and finished runners-up at the Chicago Tennis Fall Classic and Music Health Women’s Open 2021, helping her reach a career-high world No. 8 at the end of the year. . .
She also became the first Arab player to win the Mubadala Tennis Championships title after defeating Belinda Bencic in December 2021.
“It’s a dream come true. It’s something I wanted. I always wanted to get there, to be No. 1 in the world. The Top 10, I know, it’s the beginning. I know I deserved this place for a long time that I was not playing well. But I want to prove that I deserve to be one of the top 10 players,” Jabeur said before playing at Indian Wells 2021, where she ended up among the semi-finalists. .
Unfortunately, Ons Jabeur did not participate in the Australian Open this year due to a back injury.
What other women are on the Forbes list besides Ons Jabeur?
Besides Jabeur, Tunisian politician and geologist Najla Bouden was also on the list to become the Arab world’s first-ever female prime minister. Bouden became Prime Minister of Tunisia in October 2021 and has since served the citizens of her country.
Nora Al Matrooshi’s name also made the list to become the first female astronaut in the Arab world. Al Matrooshi, from the United Arab Emirates, was chosen from “4,000 applicants to train with the NASA space agency” for future space missions in 2021.
The co-founders of the e-commerce company Mumzworld, Mona Ataya and Leena Khalil, also find themselves as two of the five Arab women who made history in 2021. Launched as a “start-up founded entirely by women”, Mumzworld made a huge impression and grew its customer base to 2.5 million mothers across 20 Middle Eastern countries in 2021.
Also read: “I am proud and honored to be the first Arab woman to compete in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship” – Ons Jabeur