The 2023 WTA Finals, which marks the 52nd edition of the singles event is underway in Cancun, Mexico for the first time ever in the history of the event. While the tournament has reached its penultimate stage with the four semifinalists ready to go head-to-head, one of the quarterfinalists has taken a bold step post her exit for the tournament.
World No. 6 ranked Tunisian star, Ons Jabeur made her exit from the WTA Finals on November 3 post her straight set defeat against Iga Swiatek. Jabeur lost 1-6, 2-6 in two straight sets to end her campaign at the event. However, the sixth-seeded tennis star in an emotional exit vouched to donate part of her WTA Finals prize money to the war-affected Palestinians.
The Tunisian was left in tears as she spoke on the court post her defeat, throwing light on the Israel - Hamas conflict. “It’s very tough seeing children, babies dying every day. It’s heartbreaking, so I’ve decided to donate part of my prize money to help the Palestinians”, she said.
Further speaking about the current situation going around the world, especially in the Middle East during the press conference, she added that she has been trying hard to focus on her game but is finding it tough. “I try to stay off social media as much as I can, but it’s very tough,” she added.