The Tunisian And Turkish Tennis Players To Watch This Wimbledon

26 June 2019
Culture, Tennis, Wimbledon
Ons Jabeur (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Four players proudly representing on court at the 2019 Championships

We’re officially more than halfway through this year’s Grand Slam season, with day three of Wimbledon having just drawn to a close. Props to the two Tunisian and two Turkish tennis players still competing at the 2019 Championships, proving that both countries continue to be a dominating force in the sport.

Ons Jabeur

The 24-year-old Tunisian tennis superstar hailing from the town of Ksar Hellal is the highest ranked Arab tennis player in the history of the WTA. Jabeur is only the second Arab woman to break into the top 100, with a single's career high of No. 54.

Current singles ranking: 62
Current doubles ranking: 247
Wimbledon Championships played: 2

Malek Jaziri

Born in Bizerte, the 35-year-old Tunisian reached an individual career high of world No. 42 in January. Jaziri reached his first ATP final at last year's Istanbul Open.

Current singles ranking: 98
Current doubles ranking: 78
Wimbledon Championships played: 6

Başak Eraydın

The Ankara-native's personal bests include a singles ranking of 156 and doubles ranking of 151. Yesterday, the 25-year-old Turkish player beat Belgian Kimberley Zimmermann in the first round of this year's Wimbledon ladies' qualifying singles.

Current singles ranking: 211
Current doubles ranking: 418
Wimbledon Championships played: 2

Pemra Özgen

The 33-year-old Turk from Instanbul made her WTA debut at the 2007 Istanbul Cup. Özgen has a No. 207 single's career high and a No. 179 doubles career high. She defeated Yuxuan Zhang from China in the first round of this year's Wimbledon ladies' qualifying singles.

Current singles ranking: 220
Current doubles ranking: 401
Wimbledon Championships played: 1