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What is Ons Jabeur’s go-to French dish at Roland Garros?
With an endless amount of culinary options, the Tunisian talent likes to keep things simple as she prepares a thunderous return to Paris.
Published May 26, 2023
WATCH: Jabeur met the press at the 2023 Roland Garros Media Day.
PARIS—There is no end to what one can order for dinner in the culinary capital of the world, though unlike the Cheesecake Factory, one can’t order it all in one place.
Such is the dilemma Ons Jabeur finds for herself ahead of her return to Roland Garros. While she brings an artistic flash to her matches, the talented Tunisian likes to keep things simpler when it comes to meal time.
“The French cuisine is very particular, very chic,” she explained before pointing out a knowing journalist at her Media Day press conference. “He's French. He's laughing.
“Potato gratin. Gratin. It's at least consistent, you know. No offense, guys!”
Jabeur is hoping to channel that clean approach into the second major of the season and turn around what has been an injury-addled clay-court swing.
“I was training with a lot of players, moving normally,” she said after missing out on a Mutua Madrid Open title defense due to an injury she picked up in Stuttgart.
“But, you know, you always have it in your mind like what if something could happen? But I try not to focus on. That. But yeah, definitely finding, you know, my rhythm. The way I move on the court I feel like is much better.
“If you have the time to come and watch my practice, I think you'll see,” she ended with a laugh.
Jabeur can play in Paris relatively pressure-free as she exited in the first round in 2022 after reaching back-to-back finals in Madrid and Rome—winning the former—and has the added benefit of not landing on the sometimes-dreaded Sunday schedule.
“I hate playing on Sundays here,” she said of the unique start to Roladn Garros. “Definitely not my best timing. But yes, definitely I'm very happy that I don't play that day. I let the other people enjoy playing matches.
“I remember I played two times on Sunday, last year and another time and both I lost. It was at 11:00AM. So, no, I'm good.”
Can Jabeur let the good times—and the gratin—roll in Paris this year? She opens against Lucia Bronzetti from Italy.