She had a nervous stomach, but she didn’t play nervous tennis.
Ons Jabeur had her third-round Wimbledon matchup vs. Garbine Muguruza just about in the bag Friday, but then she had one more hurdle to clear: Maybe out of nerves, maybe out of exhaustion, Jabeur walked to the back of the court and proceeded to vomit just before match point.
(Warning: Vomit video incoming.)
While not an iron stomach, Jabeur demonstrated an iron will: She wouldn’t take a seat and won the match soon after, continuing her impressive run through the tournament.
The win was something of an iconic one for Jabeur: The Tunisian tennis player is the first Arab woman to advance to Round 4 of Wimbledon, and she did it in great style.
When asked how she was feeling post victory, she was all smiles:
“I’m good, I can play another match right now,” Jabeur said on court.
Well, at least Dylan Bundy has some company this week.