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Jabeur ‘avoids risk’ by missing the Olympic Games in Paris

Three-time Grand Slam runner-up Ons Jabeur said on Monday she will sit out the Paris Olympics this summer to avoid further injuries to her knee.

Tunisian Jabeur, 29, will miss the Games, which will be held between July 27 and August 4. The tennis competition is played at Roland-Garros, which means that there is a return to clay immediately after the grass season and before the hard court run-up. the US Open.

Last year, Jabeur underwent surgery on her right knee.

“After discussing with my medical team about attending the Olympic Games in Paris, we decided that the rapid change of surface and body adjustment required would compromise my knee and jeopardize the remainder of my season” , Jabeur said on her social media accounts. .

“Unfortunately, I will not be able to participate in the 2024 Olympics,” she added.

Jabeur reached the finals at Wimbledon in 2022 and 2023 and at the US Open in 2022. She competed at the Olympic Games in London in 2012, in Rio in 2016 and five years later in Tokyo.

Wimbledon starts on July 1 and the US Open starts on August 26.

Earlier in the day, world number three Aryna Sabalenka said she would also miss the Olympics to protect her fitness.

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