Ons is back
The surprise package in the desert is Ons Jabeur. When she hobbled out of the Australian Open in the second round, hobbled by a knee injury, her immediate future looked bleak. When she then admitted that she needed knee surgery to cure her problems, life looked bleaker than ever.
But this week she is in Indian Wells with her trademark smile much in evidence and she is ready to play. It was a bit touch an go whether she would risk such an early comeback but, in the end, her competitive instincts got the better of her.
“I could have taken more time to, to get ready and give the body more time off,” she said. “But I'm an athlete. I like to compete a lot so I take it as a mental challenge for me to be here and to challenge my body, to challenge my, my brain and to work in a different way. It's always nice to see where it could take me.”