“It's nice to be here. I love playing in Paris, I love playing on this kind of clay. Hopefully continuing with the great results,” stated the North African star.
“My main goal is to be in the second week, for sure. I will be happy if I make it to the semi-finals… I'm expecting to go further really and enjoy my time here.”
Being crowned junior champion in Paris back in 2011, alongside consecutive fourth-round showings the past two years, justify Jabeur’s second-week target.
The talk of going further has built to a crescendo following an exemplary road to Roland-Garros.
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Four clay tournaments produced three finals. Comeback wins, a maiden WTA 1000 title in Madrid and a tour-leading 17-3 record on clay demonstrates why the Tunisian is preoccupying plenty of the pre-tournament talk.
The first hurdle is far from simple for the 27-year-old. World No.56 Magda Linette took the first set off Jabeur in Paris last summer during their 3-6, 6-0, 6-1 third-round tussle.
Jabeur is planning to transfer her recent form to Paris to usurp the Pole and keep striding towards a trio of targets. The ambitious world No.6 is hiding nothing.
“I always said it from the beginning of the season that I'm going for three things: I want to be top five; I want to win more titles, and I want to win a Grand Slam. I'm getting there in all those three,” insisted the Arab trailblazer with a grin.