Ons Jabeur is the latest top-ranked women’s player to confirm she will sit out the upcoming 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris, the former world No. 2 announced on social media Monday.

“After consulting with my medical team regarding attending the Olympics in Paris, we have decided that the quick change of surface and the body's adaptation required would put my knee at risk and jeopardize the rest of my season,” she wrote in a statement.

“I have always loved representing my country in any competition, However, I must listen to my body and follow my medical team's advice. Wishing my teammates the best in the Games, and I will be their biggest supporter.”


A three-time Grand Slam finalist, Jabeur would have been one of Tunisia’s greatest hopes for a medal. At the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyom Tunisia claimed two medals, a gold in swimming and a silver in taekwondo.

Jabeur joins fellow former No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka on the Olympic sidelines; the reigning Olympic champion also revealed she would skip the event citing scheduling concerns.

"I prefer to have a little rest to make sure physically and health-wise I'm ready for the hard courts," she said in pre-tournament press at the ecotrans Ladies Open in Berlin. "I'll have a good preparation before going to the hard-court season. I feel that this is safer and better for my body."