It's been a great year for Ons Jabeur, she most recently reached the last four at the BNP Paribas Open and before that the final in Chicago. She also won Birmingham's 250 event this summer and last but not least became the first Arab man or woman to enter the world's Top 10.

With Anett Kontaveit producing amazing results to surpass Jabeur and snatch the last spot in the WTA Finals, the Tunisian could only hope that someone would drop out of the event. She was set to be the first on-site alternate in Guadalajara, Mexico, but took to social media to announce she will not be making the trip.


"I am sorry to announce that I won't be able to go to Guadalajara as an alternate," she wrote on Twitter. "I need more time to recover and prepare for next season. I am super proud of achieving my goal and my best ranking in the world: 7! Thank you for your support and see you next year!"

Jabeur will recover from a long 11-month season and gear up for 2022 instead of traveling to the prestigious Top 8 event. The current line-up in Guadalajara is Aryna Sabalenka, Barbora Krejcikova, Karolina Pliskova, Maria Sakkari, Iga Swiatek, Garbine Muguruza, Paula Badosa and Kontaveit. World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty opted to skip the event.

The WTA Finals action begins on November 10.