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Ons Jabeur Beats Diana Shnaider To Claim Ningbo Open Title

2023 has been a pretty tough year for Ons Jabeur, and she struggled to recover from her Wimbledon heartbreak, but it finally seems she’s back on track. The Tunisian tennis player easily defeated Diana Shnaider at the Ningbo Open final, securing her fifth WTA Tour title. Jabeur was on top of her game in Ningbo, and it took her just 78 minutes to beat Shnaider. She eventually scored a 6-2 6-1 win against the 19-year-old opponent, after entering the tournament as a late wildcard. Jabeur has been down on her luck since losing the Wimbledon finale this year. Despite eliminating four Grand Slam winners on her way to the final, she eventually lost the last match to Marketa Vondroušova and described this defeat as the most painful loss of her career. Her quest to win her very first Grand Slam title continues, and she knows her victory in Ningbo is just a baby step – but it’s still a step in the right direction. “These are little steps to winning a Grand Slam final. Playing a final here is more relaxed than playing a Grand Slam final, but I think it will help me gain confidence more, and to help me manage the pressure and stress,” said Jabeur following her victory.