Ons Jabeur believes that Ashleigh Barty “would have won 20 Grand Slams” if she had continued to play professional tennis. Barty, a former three-time Grand Slam champion, surprisingly ended her career at the age of 25 last March. Just before retiring from her, Barty won the 2021 Wimbledon title and also lifted the 2022 Australian Open title in what turned out to be the last tournament of her career.

After Barty retired, Iga Swiatek established herself as the best player in the game and has won two Grand Slams since the Australian’s shock retirement. Jabeur, who reached two Grand Slam finals last year, feels that the situation on the WTA Tour is excellent with the level of talent they currently have.

Jabeur: Barty could have won 20 Grand Slams

“I think the change happened on the women’s side a long time ago, and the men’s side is coming for sure. The example of the sisters Williams and Roger [Federer]Djokovic and [Rafa] Christmas is incredible.

Now Iga is setting the example and Ash Barty did too. If he had kept playing, he would have won 20 Grand Slams. But I like this new WTA. It’s so competitive you don’t know who’s going to win and honestly maybe that’s for the best.

Sometimes it’s boring to have the same final all the time,” Jabeur told The Guardian. After Barty retired, many were curious to see what would happen on the Grand Slam scene, as many believed Barty’s retirement opened the doors for other players to win in. Major League Baseball.

A few months after Barty’s retirement, Jabeur made his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon. In the Wimbledon final, Jabeur was up by a set before Elena Rybakina came back to win in three sets. Two months later, Jabeur reached the US Open final, but this time he suffered a straight-set loss to Swiatek. Now, Jabeur hopes to become a Grand Slam champion at the Australian Open.