UK To Investigate Ons Jabeur Family’s Lack Of Wimbledon Visas

UK To Investigate Ons Jabeur Family’s Lack Of Wimbledon Visas

Owens Jabber remained runner-up at Wimbledon.© AFP

The British embassy in Tunisia said it would investigate when Owens Jabbar told the BBC website that family members did not have visas to watch him play in the Wimbledon final on Saturday. Jabbar, the first African or Arab woman to reach a Grand Slam final in modern times, told the BBC that her brother Hatim “hopefully will be there” to see her on Saturday. “But unfortunately other members of my family do not have visas,” the report said, citing Friday.

“It will be difficult for them but they will be happy for me back home.”

It was not immediately clear if the family had applied for a visa.

On its official Twitter feed, the British embassy in Tunisia said it was pleased with Jubair.

“We are sorry to hear that your parents and sister are not there to help you, and we will see what happens.”

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Jabbar lost the match to Elena Rebakina, a Russian national representing Kazakhstan. He said his parents were not at the stadium either. It was not clear why.

Athletes representing Russia and Belarus were banned from participating in Wimbledon after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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