Ons Jabeur withdraws from Dubai Championships due to knee injury

Arab superstar Ons Jabeur has been forced to withdraw from this year’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships owing to a persistent knee injury, tournament organisers have confirmed.

Jabeur, who was due to make her ninth appearance at the WTA 1000 tournament this week, has been struggling with fitness issues since the start of the calendar year.

An official statement from the tournament organising committee read: “Regrettably Ons Jabeur has had to pull out of this year’s tournament. We know how much this event means to her, playing in front of a strong Arab support. We wish her all the best in her recovery from injury and look forward to seeing her back in Dubai very soon.”

In an official statement, Jabeur said: “Dear friends and family, I wanted to share with you all that my knee is not holding, it’s been unbearable to play with the pain and not being able to give my best on the court is frustrating. 

“After consultation of my doctors and team we have decided that I will have to withdraw from Dubai this week and go for more medical treatments. Looking forward to reconnect with all on the courts for the US swing. Thank you for your continuous support.” 

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