Ons Jabeur’s husband comment post-match interview stuns crowd


World number two Ons Jabeur advanced to the second round of the Australian Open after a hard-fought 7-6, 4-6, 6-1 victory over Tamara Zidansek.

Yet her post-match interview was just as memorable, with a remark about her post-match plans with her husband initially taken the wrong way by the crowd, leaving them in stitches.

The Tunisian star was asked if she would be incorporating ice baths into her recovery as she looks forward to the next round.

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“Yeah ice baths and I’m going to make my husband work tonight “… lot of massage and good recovery,” Jabeur said, before realising how that had been interpreted by the crowd.

At that point she jumped in to set the record straight.

“Massage guys, massage,” she said.

“For those who don’t know, my husband is also my fitness coach and does everything for me.”

The Tunisian superstar, whose profile has grown exponentially in the last 12 months thanks to her charge to back-to-back grand slam finals at Wimbledon and the US Open, as well as her recent starring role in Netflix’s Break Point documentary, is one of the favourites to win the title.

She is scheduled to take the court for her second round match on Thursday against the winner of Alison Riske-Amritraj and Markéta Vondroušová, whose match was suspended on Tuesday due to the extreme weather conditions.

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