(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Al Jazeera
The Tunisian tennis star has said she is donating part of her WTA Finals prize money to help Palestinians after her first win at a tournament in Cancun.
In an emotional interview after beating Marketa Vondrousova, Ons Jabeur fought back tears as she spoke about the continuing conflict.
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“I am very happy with the win but I haven't been very happy lately. The situation in the world doesn't make me happy,” the three-time Grand Slam finalist said.“So I feel like ... I am sorry,” she said, as she took a moment to regain composure.
“It's very tough seeing children and babies dying every day. It's heartbreaking. I have decided to donate part of my prize money to help the Palestinians. I can't be happy with this win,” added Jabeur, a former number two who is lovingly known at home as the Minister of Happiness.
“It is not a political message, it is humanity,” she said.“I want peace in this world. That's it.”
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