Ons Jabeur has said she is donating part of her WTA Finals prize money to help Palestinians after her first win at the tournament in Cancun. The Tunisian former world No 2 avenged her Wimbledon final loss to Markéta Vondroušová with a 6-4, 6-3 win, making a comeback in the semi-final race after Monday’s loss to Coco Gauff. In the post match interview she fought back tears as she spoke about the ongoing conflict in Gaza.
She expressed feelings of despair and helplessness, stating that she believes she is unable to take action. She expressed a desire for a supernatural solution to bring an end to the current situation and bring peace to all. She also mentioned the possibility of donating money to alleviate some of the struggles people are facing, but acknowledged that money may not be enough at this time. Ultimately, she wishes for freedom and peace for everyone.