18 May 2012

Jabeur awarded wild card for Roland Garros qualifying

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Photo: Susan MullaneOns Jabeur (TUN)

Reigning Roland Garros Junior Champion Ons Jabeur has been awarded a wild card into the qualifying event for the women's main draw at this year's Roland Garros.

Ninety-six players will contest the women's qualifying event, which takes place at Roland Garros on 22-25 May, with 12 qualfiying for the main draw which starts on Sunday 27 May.

Jabeur took last year's title with a straight sets victory over Monica Puig of Puerto Rico, having defeated top seed Daria Gavrilova (RUS) and third seed Caroline Garcia (FRA) en route to the final.  In winnng the girls' title, Jabeur became the first North African woman to win a Grand Slam tournament in any category.

Jabeur was a member of the ITF/Grand Slam African 14 & Under Touring Team in 2008 and is currently receiving financial assistance through travel grants.